Tag Archives: assisted living

Heart Attack

Sorry I haven’t written lately.  Dad had a heart attack and ended up in the hospital.  I stayed with him every day in the hospital.  Now he is an inpatient hospice facility, and again I am spending most of every … Continue reading

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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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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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Another Sign of Alzheimer’s Progression?

Dad seemed to be doing very well lately.  It is over 10 years since dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and he has had poor short-term memory for quite awhile already.  Still his long term memory seemed good.  In the past … Continue reading

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Caregiving, Blogging and Dad’s Broken Tooth

Last week when I published a post, a message popped up telling me it was my 250th post!  I was surprised though I have been writing this blog since December 2011.  When I started, dad had recently been discharged from … Continue reading

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Good Health News

I mentioned earlier that I have had some health issues that were being followed up.  I had some tests which were then followed by more “follow-up tests” based on the results of the first tests.  Now I have heard from … Continue reading

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