Monthly Archives: September 2012

Double Whammy on our street from Alzheimer’s this week

I felt like I was hit twice by surprise with Alzheimer’s in the past week.  First my neighbor called me to tell me that Sara, a neighbor from across the street had passed away this past week.  She saw Sara’s obituary … Continue reading

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Another Day in Dad’s Life in Assisted Living

Yesterday I visited dad again and he was in his Lazy Boy chair in his room, as he had been so many times before.  Yet, I was surprised because during recent visits he has been in the television lounge.  And the … Continue reading

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The Silver Quill Blogger Award: Thank You

I have been nominated for �The Silver Quill Blogger Award�, by Camsgrammy and also by Terre Mirsch. I have been flowing Camsgrammy�s blog at http://camsgranny.wordpress.com/� for a few months now.� I am always amazed at the number of things she … Continue reading

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Dad and A Lady Friend

Yesterday when I went to visit dad, I found him sitting out in the lounge as he often has been lately.  The only difference today was that instead of sitting alone on the sofa with the television running, he was … Continue reading

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Another Bug Coming Through?

Today I went to visit dad and I planned to take him out to lunch.  When I got there dad was in the lounge and he said he wasn’t hungry.  I said we would wait awhile and we did.  Then we … Continue reading

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A Small Nursing Home – the Small House Concept

Today I visited another small nursing home.  This one is actually made of several cottages with 20 residents in each.  Each cottage is divided into two wings with 2 kitchens, two television rooms, and ten private rooms off the center … Continue reading

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MEDCO- Express Scripts Merger and Personal Concerns

Recently Express Scripts purchased MEDCO and the new company will be called Express Scripts.  I have already written about my difficulties with Medco in the past few years.  See “Medco Update – Good News!”; “MEDCO – Another Hassle to Update … Continue reading

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