Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

The Three C's

For two plus years I gleaned information from a parent support group in conjunction with our son’s out-patient sobriety program. Every Thursday night different topics were discussed among parents. One in particular came up again and again – called The … Continue reading

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Hope For the Caregiver

I’ve read this verse countless times, but I never once thought about it the way I am today: “Be strong and courageous, do not be discouraged, for the LORD will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 I do … Continue reading

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When Life Gets Crazy

My mother, a typical Southern-belle, has decided she’s not ready to die right now after all (her words). We have stepped up our care for both my parents however. Especially Papa who seems to be failing very fast. We were … Continue reading

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The possibilities of growing old… part 2

Life has become very fragile. My dad does not speak much anymore. He is restless and agitated. They both sleep a lot during the day. In the evenings he has “sun-downing”- common to Alzheimer’s.┬áHe must be watched constantly!!! My mother … Continue reading

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Tied Feet

Elizabeth Elliot used to say, “Children tie the mother’s feet.” -I’d like to add aging parents to that thought. I feel like I’m back at square one: constantly watching a wandering, curious. hungry, toddler, who needs help in the potty- … Continue reading

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Keys

Our first moving day is finally here! Keys to the new house are in hand and we can begin this crazy adventure. It feels like it’s been a long process, trying to decide when and how to move my parents. … Continue reading

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