Tag Archives: memory

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 Dental Appointment

Last time I wrote about dad’s chipped tooth.  I admit I worried about it more than I should have – as usual.  The day of his appointment I was so stressed I could hardly eat lunch.  My stomach just wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Lunch with Dad

Lately I have been taking dad out for lunch each week.  Usually we go to the same family restaurant because they have the shrimp that he likes.  Each time he forgets that he has to choose 2 sides.  He looks … Continue reading

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Another Day — Another Doctor for Dad

This morning I got up very early to be ready to pick dad up for his ophthalmologist appointment.  This was just a routine appointment since dad has some eye conditions that need to be followed. Dad was having breakfast when … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

This is a difficult time of year for caregivers, I think.  I feel like I have to keep doing all the things I always do for dad in the good weather months, even when the snow keeps coming and the … Continue reading

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Dad and the Lady Friend – Continued…

After staying away from dad’s ALF for almost a week because of the quarantine due to the GI bug,  I returned this week.  Dad was glad to see me, but still a bit glum. I brought him some new slippers … Continue reading

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Follow Up on Dad and his Lady Friend

Previously I wrote about dad’s desire to see his former Lady Friend in “Should Dad Visit Former Lady Friend with Memory Problems?”  I spoke with the director about this question and we decided he should see her during another activity.  … Continue reading

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