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what it means to be or not to be

what it means to be or not to be

she'll be comin' round the mountain when she comes

We didn’t know when we sang this song in July 2014 that we were singing it for you Julie. We also didn’t know Patty would be there to greet you in October And OMG all hell …

20 questions to ask yourself if you’re wondering whether or not you should visit someone who lives with dementia

not a willy or a sam but amazing grace

Don’t be fooled into thinking my mom’s expressionless face in this video is the result of dementia. It’s one of the side effects of the antipsychotics she was inap…

a magical musical alzheimer gift

, Mom is still asleep. She’s been dead to the world for the last three hours–sedated by the antipsychotics she shouldn’t be…

a magical musical alzheimer gift

, Mom is still asleep. She’s been dead to the world for the last three hours–sedated by the antipsychotics she shouldn’t be…

an alzheimer easter egg hunt

I had intended to leave home over the Easter weekend It was to be my second two-day respite after returning to live and care for Mom five and half months earlier.

ain't she sweet on alzheimer's healing piano?

ain’t she sweet on alzheimer’s healing piano?

make it up as you go along

Flashback December Mom surprises me every day. To keep moving forward when it’s good, and to not get stuck when it’s not, I̵…

pinkie patti plays alzheimer's piano

Flashback December, “Do you want to try playing Ms Patti?” Eric the Piano Man questions, gentle yet intent. The benefits of music for Alzheimers patients is well known to all except perhaps p…

ain't she sweet on alzheimer's healing piano?

ain’t she sweet on alzheimer’s healing piano?

can you spell christmas?

Mom and I spent countless hours singing, chatting, spelling and just being together.

no, it's not a trick question, and the proof is in the video

Admittedly there are people out there who insist on wallowing in misery, and seeing the glass half empty instead of half full. They whine and bitch and complain about everything all the time.

tiptoe through the tulips with tiny tim and mom

Flashback December This video includes a little bit of Tiny Tim (Tiptoe through the Tulips), a duet “When You Wore a Tulip,” and some Roses are Red poetry in which Mo…

we ain't misbehavin', we're savin' all our love for...

we ain’t misbehavin’, we’re savin’ all our love for…

another day at the alzheimer cafe

Things were going along swimmingly at the Alzheimer’s cafe: Mom had buttered the toast and was reading the sticky notes that sat on the kitchen counter by the fridge.

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