The Uninvited Guest: Three

I responded badly. This is the challenge of dealing with someone who has Alzheimer’s: having to learn to speak a new language; having to learn new ways of responding; having to learn that the usual, conditioned responses are no longer acceptable. Mom was watching “Blue Bloods” last night - ION TV has the show on... Continue Reading →

The Uninvited Guest: Two

Dementia. Alzheimer’s. The words are like the two lenses in a pair of glasses. Once you hear the words being used to describe someone you love, once you put the glasses on, everything comes into focus. Everything seems sharper, clearer. Events, memories, conversations - all make more sense. The lenses make the things in front... Continue Reading →

The Uninvited Guest: One

Yesterday. The Endocrinologist - for her diabetes. Once we were in the exam room, I told mom I needed to step out and use the bathroom. A lie - white lie? I was in the hall, waiting for the doctor. My timing was good, for I’d only been in the hall for about 30 seconds... Continue Reading →

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