Monthly Archives: June 2013

Alzheimer’s and Dad’s Memory

Sometimes I feel almost like dad doesn’t really have Alzheimer’s disease as he does so well day by day.  Then other days I can see the obvious signs.  Today was one of those days. I found dad alone in the … Continue reading

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Following in Mom’s Footsteps

After mom and dad retired, they did a lot of traveling, visiting and other activities.  They went south for the winter and north for the summer.  One thing they almost always did was to stop in Atlantic City while driving … Continue reading

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Almost Visitors

I received an email from my niece the other day.  She was about 2 hours away visiting her in-laws and my sister this week.  She wanted to come visit dad on Monday.  I said dad would love the visit, but I … Continue reading

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Settling an Estate — Disposing of the “Stuff” Left Behind.

As I mentioned in my post about my siblings’ visit, my brother brought me some boxes of things from my father’s house.  My plan is to sell the items for money to help support dad.  However, I am finding the whole … Continue reading

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Companions Are Like Family

I received an email Last week from P — one of dad’s companions. (see Companions as a Support System for the Caregiver).  She wanted to know if it would be OK to visit dad with a card and some something … Continue reading

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A Visit from my Siblings

My brother lives in dad’s house, hundreds of miles from here.  Dad is unable to live there because of his Alzheimer’s.  He needs care for his Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) as well as his general well-being. Before mom passed … Continue reading

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Another Sunday Visit with Dad

Sunday Visit I was puttering about the house yesterday morning, making pretty good progress when all of a sudden I realized it was Sunday and time for my regular Sunday visit with dad.  I knew dad wouldn’t miss me right away, … Continue reading

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