We now have a caregiver 8 hrs/day, 5 days/week. I thought this day would not get here so soon, but then again what is soon. My life truly feels like the Wizard of Oz at times and at times, my “new” normal feels normal! I guess my training in a 12 step program to, “just … More “It is what it is………”
It amazes me how flexible one can be if you really want to. I mean, I love my spouse and I pledged to love and cherish her through thick and thin, (I don’t know know if Alzheimer’s is “thick or thin”, but it’s definitely not “regular”!), so trying to learn patience is the least that … More “Just when you think it’s safe …..”
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…..
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……….