Monthly Archives: December 2010

Dementia is contagious

One of the most frustrating things about caring for someone with dementia is that they’re completely inconsistent. Sometimes, they actually do know what they’re talking about. Occasionally, you’ll be the one who inadvertently misplaces some sought-after object. You’re so busy … Continue reading

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New Medication, Possible Revelation

I took Mom to her doctor today and had her relate the story about her adventures in “the wrong apartment” (see previous post). I cited some of her other peculiar new behaviors, and she seemed puzzled. She thought I might … Continue reading

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Welcome to Stage VI

Up until now, Mom’s been mostly “forgetful,” but functional. She knew where she was and what she was doing with me in my house. In the last couple of days, she’s clearly crossed over to the next level: http://www.omnimedicalsearch.com/conditions-diseases/dementia-stages.html The … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Happy Hanukah. It’s been a while since my last installment. On the heels of Thanksgiving, I know we have much for which to be thankful. Some days, it’s so hard to genuinely FEEL that. Since our return from Florida, the … Continue reading

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