Category Archives: Dementia

Christmas with Dad

Last week was busy but warmer than normal for this time of year.  Still there was a chance of snow on most days, and I don’t drive on snow.  I stressed about being able to spend time with dad, and … Continue reading

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Dad’s Alzheimer’s Evaluation

I know it has been awhile since I have written.  I’m afraid there will be more lapses in the near future with the holidays and my winter vacation coming up.  However, I wanted to fill you all in on dad’s … Continue reading

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Dad’s Neurology Assessment – Part I

I took dad to see the neurologist this week.  It was very cold – 30’s and lightly snowing though not sticking to the ground.  I got out dad’s winter jacket for the first time this year. Also dad didn’t have socks … Continue reading

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Dad’s Thermostat

I have been working with dad’s ALF for a few months to get dad’s heating straightened out. Finally they had the maintenance man take a look at dad’s heater.  He found it was switched to “heat pump” instead of “heat” and … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s and Dad

This week I met with the new companion that will be visiting dad while I am on my winter vacation. She is a retired nurse and is just looking for part-time work to fill in some of her free time.  … Continue reading

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Geriatric Care Manager Lifts a Weight off my Back

Thursday I met with the Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) that I had met with in July 2012. See “Meeting the Geriatric Case Manager” for a description of when I met with the Geriatric Care Manager the first time.  At that time she … Continue reading

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Today

Today I visited dad as usual for a Sunday morning.  Dad was not in the lounge where he usually is.  Instead I went to his room and I found him almost asleep in his chair.  He asked what was new … Continue reading

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