Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Thermostat Wars

Dad was always a little guy – short and thin.  Mom was the same height as dad, but didn’t appear so skinny.  Dad was always sensitive to the cold and in fact changed jobs early in his career because his … Continue reading

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Still Alice

I don’t usually review books here on my blog.  But now I am reading “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova and I have to tell you about it.  In this novel, Alice is a 50-year-old woman who is diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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Cookouts with Dad and Mom

I stopped at the grocery store this morning to pick up some things for dad.  The store was crowded with shoppers getting ready for the Memorial Day Holiday.  I passed some packages of Italian hot sausages and almost bought some.  … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Two Days — Lunch In and Lunch Out

Dad and I went out to lunch earlier this week.  I asked the waitress for a box for each of us so we could take our leftovers home.  Usually I take all the leftovers as dad doesn’t eat leftovers.  He gets … Continue reading

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Dad Walked with his Metal Detector — Then Later he Needed a Scooter

Dad never was into exercise.  He had a physically demanding job that probably required more arm strength than leg strength.  After he retired, he didn’t participate in any sports or physical activities except for his use of the metal detector for … Continue reading

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Photographs – Helping Those with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease While Preserving Memories for Future Generations

Dad was always a pretty quiet guy.  Mom was the one who tended to keep a conversation flowing.  Still, there were times when dad would get on a roll and tell funny stories from work or from his family.  Now … Continue reading

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Aid & Attendance – Veterans’ Benefits Program: Follow Up

In March, I wrote about the Aid and Attendance Veterans’ Benefits program in the post “Veterans’ Benefits for Dad and other US Veterans”.  Saturday I went to a seminar about this VA program at a local senior living center.  This for-profit … Continue reading

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