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My Alzheimer's Story
a story about being with the people you love, whatever the state of their brains Touch Love, Solitude, Conversation, Something To Do, Brain, People, The Brain, Folk

a story about being with the people you love, whatever the state of their brains

January 25, 2019: I struggle between my twin needs for solitude and connection. Today, I missed a loving touch, and felt a little lonely. So I did something I haven’t done in a long time: I opened …

heaven can count December 2014, Counting, Heaven, Life, Sky, Heavens, Paradise

heaven can count

December 2014: “You’ve got good things for the, for the, for the, the, the, the….” Mom struggles. We’ve just finished a music session with Eric, and she wants to share how it impacted her. She come…

I was happy to find Mom semi-awake when I arrived. My visits had been confined to between one and… Flower Girl Dresses, Couple Photos, Vintage, Fashion, Couple Shots, Moda, Fashion Styles, Vintage Comics, Fashion Illustrations

come to mummy anyway

I was happy to find Mom semi-awake when I arrived. It was the first time in about a week that she’d not been dead to the world when I got there. My visits had been confined to between one and…

Flashback April She appears to be sleeping in the recliner when I walk in the room. Good Fellows, April 11, Night, Artwork, Work Of Art

jolly good fellows

Flashback April 11, 2015: She appears to be sleeping in the recliner when I walk in the room. I stand a few feet away and watch her. I haven’t been able to visit for a couple of days because of the…

March “Rooster, rooster why so red? You can strut and you can crow, But I’ll just tell you where to go!” I compose the couplets on the spot for ou… The Struts, Where To Go, Told You So, Rooster, Chicken

nobody knew they were there

March 23, 2015: “Rooster, rooster why so red? You can’t get me out of bed! You can strut and you can crow, But I’ll just tell you where to go!” I compose the couplets on the spot for ou…

July It’s been a tough day, and it’s not my intention to bring Mom to my place for dinner but that’s where we end up. As we eat, there’s an unexpected break in the clouds. Fly Love, Love Sound, Tough Day, Sounds Like, Caregiver, What Is Love, Flute, Einstein, Conversation

this is what love sounds like

July 27, 2014: It’s been a tough day, and it’s not my intention to bring Mom to my place for dinner but that’s where we end up. As we eat, there’s an unexpected break in the clouds. She searches fo…

July Despite Mom’s ongoing decline, meals at my place with her and her friend Gaby remain bright spots on this Alzheimer’s journey. Bird Feathers, Whale, Birds, Animals, Whales, Animaux, Bird, Animal, Animales

birds of a feather

July 15, 2014: Despite Mom’s ongoing decline, meals at my place with her and her friend Gaby remain bright spots on this Alzheimer’s journey. They give me an opportunity to witness and be in…

Art by Rodney Matthews. Depicts The Woman Of Revelation 12 And The Dragon (Satan). Revelation 10, Matthew Bible, Religion, Humanoid Creatures, Spiritual Warfare, Red Dragon, Bible Art, Bible Verses, Christian Art

a visit with the book of revelation

On June 16, 2015, Mom told me she was going to the creation. Fourteen months later, off she went, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ June 16, 2015: Communicating with someone with Alzheimer’s dementi…

July Despite Mom’s ongoing decline, meals at my place with her and her friend Gaby remain bright spots on this Alzheimer’s journey. Bird Feathers, Birds, Bird

birds of a feather

July 15, 2014: Despite Mom’s ongoing decline, meals at my place with her and her friend Gaby remain bright spots on this Alzheimer’s journey. They give me an opportunity to witness and be in…

Flashback summer My Mom has never been at a loss for words. A brain gone awry and antipsychotic medication often silence this consummate “schmoozer” who once talked to … Alphabet Soup, Alzheimers, Sentences, Language, Faces, Frases, Speech And Language, Face, Language Arts

alzheimer’s alphabet soup is a sentence

Flashback summer 2013: My Mom has never been at a loss for words. Until now. A brain gone awry and antipsychotic medication often silence this consummate “schmoozer” who once talked to …

” Mom doesn’t wake me when she calls out. It’s November Wake Me, November, Night, Movie Posters, November Born, Film Poster, Film Posters

in the dead of the night

November 11, 2011: “Punkie?” Mom doesn’t wake me when she calls out. A woodpecker beat her to it an hour ago. I get up, put something on, pad across the hall. It’s November 11, 2…