June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. It’s also the month of my mother’s birthday. She would have been 99 today. In honor of this special month, I’m sharing this piece I wrote about Mom and the place she loved most in the world. It was recently published in eCareDiary.
For the last 14 years of her life, my mother lived with Alzheimer’s. She forgot where she’d left her checkbook, if she’d eaten, how to find her way to the store and, eventually, even the names of people she loved. Yet, she always remembered the place where she had grown up. Read the rest of this entry »
*I don’t usually post twice in one day. But, it’s the Summer Solstice, so I had a little extra daylight! Hope you enjoy!
I popped out of bed early this morning, so I could get a walk with the dog before the day turned molten hot. I always enjoy my walks, but on the Summer Solstice, I feel an extra sweet anticipation. This day marks a change. The days are no longer slowly stretching toward summer; instead, we have reached the pinnacle, the 24-hour-period where we experience the most daylight during the year. Read the rest of this entry »
When I was 33 years old, my mother who was 73 began showing signs of Alzheimer’s. I was completely unprepared for the changes in her. She repeated herself, started hiding things in strange places, lost track of time and became emotional and distrustful. If your mom exhibits these signs of Alzheimer’s, here are a few tips to help you and your loved one. Read the rest of this entry »
A haze of blue settles over the ocean,
high tide only an hour away.
Sand is soft underfoot, caving
in beneath my steps. Fathers
are heavy on my heart. Read the rest of this entry »
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AlzAuthors is celebrating our 2nd birthday today and we are so excited!! We are offering YOU the gift of hugely discounted books (some are FREE!) during June 6-12, in conjunction with National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Visit our site to find memoirs, novels, caregiving guides, children’s and young adult titles that will help support you on your journey through Alzheimer’s and dementia. Read the rest of this entry »