Tag Archives: Dementia

Dad at the Inpatient Hospice Facility

Last week I wrote about dad’s experience with hospice in the hospital. Just over a week after his heart attack in the emergency room, we were fortunate in being able to get dad an inpatient hospice bed for dad as … Continue reading

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Dad’s Heart Attack Hospitalization

Last time I wrote about dad’s heart attack which occurred almost immediately after I left home for a winter vacation. Dad was admitted into the hospital because he had a second heart attack while in the emergency room. Dad’s nurse … Continue reading

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Dad’s Heart Attack

Dad’s Heart Attack The last time I wrote that dad had just had a heart attack. In this post, I will tell about the events at that time. I had arranged for some companions to visit dad 4 days a … Continue reading

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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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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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