There are so many “funny” conversations that I hear, considering I go to a Memory Care facility 3-4 times a week to visit my LO! If I don’t put it down on paper ASAP, It slips my memory!! (no pun intended). So here goes: Today at lunch a fairly new resident sat down at our … More “Out of the mouths of…….”
“Love, love, love Love, love, love Love, love, love There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung Nothing you can say, but you can learn how to play the game It’s easy Nothing you can make that can’t be made No one you can save that … More “All you need is LOVE”….. Beatles 1967
2 1/2 months in and my LO thinks she’s been there, Memory Care (her new home) for at least 2 years. She appears to be adjusting very well. She was asked by a fellow resident, “why are you here? You’re too young!” Without a blink she informed her that if she didn’t know, she happens … More The New Normal…
I love Roller Coasters! My favorite is Space Mountain at Disneyland because it’s mostly in the dark and you never “see” it coming! Well…… that’s fine for pure pleasure but in real life I think most folks, (myself included) like to “see” it coming; it’s those unexpected twists and turns that can really throw us … More Roller Coaster Ride….
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….
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
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…..
When I began telling friends about my suspicions (and now, belief; still no official diagnosis) about my LO’s Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (EOAD) 2 years ago, it was such a relief. For 2 years before that I kept this awful secret all bottled up inside! ( I know that’s why I now have a lot … More Well Meaning Folks….
Some things have changed: Personal appearance used to be important. She always dressed nice and appropriately for the occasion. Now, that seems to be a very daunting task. (she takes forever to get dressed! Solution: patience and tell her departure time is an extra hour earlier.) If we are going “somewhere” she looks to see … More Some things have changed and some things haven’t.