For Emergency Use Only

For Emergency Use Only

Emergency room visits were never a significant part of my Mom’s life.  That is, until she had Alzheimer’s disease.  She was always an exceptionally healthy person and before dementia, I can’t remember a time when she was admitted as a patient in a...
When Old is New Again

When Old is New Again

Mom loved Christmas.  She always looked forward to the traditions and received lots of joy from giving (and getting) Christmas presents.  She loved decorating her home and the Christmas tree.  Our family has wonderful memories about that time of year.  With Mom’s...
Go Mom Go!

Go Mom Go!

Most of us know that regular exercise is important for our health. It’s good for us physically and also makes us feel better emotionally. What we haven’t known until recently is that it is most likely vital for brain health.  Lots of science is happening right...
The Case of the Missing Toothbrush

The Case of the Missing Toothbrush

My Mom was never really inclined to pick up the phone and call me just to chat or shoot the breeze. Usually, she had a story to tell or a question to ask, and the topics were light, positive and upbeat. We always enjoyed talking with each other. Now, in this...
Hindsight is 20/20

Hindsight is 20/20

When you have trouble seeing clearly, a visit to the optometrist is usually a simple matter. That’s true, unless you have Alzheimer’s disease. Vision is just one of the issues that becomes complicated when brain failure is involved. I was getting calls from Mom on a...