Having anxiety about the future, i.e. not being able to control everything because “you know….., I know what’s best”; is something I struggle with and pray constantly for help with that. My mantra: is “just do the next indicated step and leave the results to God.” Applying for Social Security Disability for my LO was … More Just do the next indicated step….
One week later, after being told she has Early Onset Alzheimer’s, my LO is convinced the Neurologist is “playing the game” to help her get SS disability. She now “knows” the Dr. was speaking to her in “code” when she told her she has deficits, because she has to have deficits to qualify for disability; … More Wishful thinking…..
This the last leg of a week long trek thru AZ. First leg was the Grand Canyon, she (my LO, with early onset Alzheimer’s disease), had never been; (trying to create memories); The second leg was a visit with good friends at The Lodge in Prescott, (gracious hosts-thanks); and now the final leg: We are staying … More Sanctuary
I met with the attorney to sign the new documents changing my Power of Atty (POA), to someone else other than my spouse. If something happens to me, my LO could not take care of business for herself much less for me. I chose someone whom I trust to take care of her the best … More Emotional Roller Coaster…..
When I got back from my 2 week trip, I found some new developments in the house. It seems that my LO has been watching the “local” news; (we all know that isn’t pretty), so she decides that there is an increase in home invasions, (mind you, we live in a very upscale community and … More Latest developement…
The most frequent question I get :”Is she still in denial?” The word Denial has a negative connotation, for me any way. I am a very “reality -based” kind of person. I call it like I see it. And remember, it’s difficult for me to “see things” from the perspective of someone else. (a constant … More The most common question…..
Why is it that there seems to be a disconnect between facts and feelings?? I would have bet you a $1000.00 my LO would not remember my birthday; get me a birthday card, much less a present. But yet there was that pang of disappointment when it happened. I am so thankful for all my … More Facts vs. Feelings….
A few months go by and my LO does seek out another therapist. She likes him and had settled in. Once again.. I’m trying to “fix” things, so after another conversation with the Dr. about “what can we do?” He suggests to try and contact her new therapist and see if she can gain some … More “Back to the Journey”
One of my character of defects is that I try and “control” the situation; Try to figure everything out”; “Gotta have a plan”. I’m sure it has something to do with FEAR. The Dr. said there was not much we could do if she didn’t realize or had insight that there was a problem, (she … More Do Something……….