Monthly Archives: November 2013

Should Dad Visit former Lady Friend with Memory Problems?

I hope you all had a very nice Thanksgiving yesterday. When I visited dad for Thanksgiving he was dressed up and sitting in the lounge.  We went back to his room and talked for awhile.  He asked about Mary, the … Continue reading

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Lunch and Memories with Dad

I don’t like to take dad out when it is cold or rainy outside.  Therefore we went a week or two without getting out for lunch at all.  But then last week we had a sunny though cold day, so … Continue reading

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Superstitious Fear of the Anniversary of my Parent’s Illnesses

I recognize that I have a form of seasonal affect disorder (SAD) and tend to get depressed as the days get shorter and the nights get longer.  I have lived in the north most of my life and have always felt more … Continue reading

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Dad, Fire Alarms and Lunch

Tuesday I went to dad’s Assisted Living Facility to visit and take him to lunch.  I brought his groceries to his room and walked to meet him in the activity room.  He was coming back to his room when I … Continue reading

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