Oh, I Don’t Think So!

Oh, I Don’t Think So!

Most adults can remember a time when they were really embarrassed by something that their parents said or did. Later when you are grown up, you can see the humor in it and have a good laugh. When my brothers and I were young and our family was driving somewhere,...
This Place is a Dump!

This Place is a Dump!

Honestly, Mom was not a complainer. She always saw the bright side of things and she loved a good laugh. That’s why I was not understanding her personality changes. Her symptoms of Alzheimer’s included a lot more than memory loss. For obvious reasons, most people...
Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Finding an appropriate assisted living home for Mom had its challenges. After two rather large mistakes, I was losing confidence in my ability to find a good place. Our first choice was lovely but a little too far away and also, Mom couldn’t figure out why she was...
Another Try At Moving On

Another Try At Moving On

As I described in my last blog post, we had unsuccessfully moved Mom to an assisted living facility that we thought would be perfect. Since Mom had other opinions on our choice, we knew we had to give the next move more thought. It was a lovely place so what were we...
Moving Closer to a Solution

Moving Closer to a Solution

Moving.  There is nothing easy about it. It’s especially difficult when the person who has to move, doesn’t want to. After Mom’s diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment and more than a year of knowing Mom required more help, our family knew she needed to move. She...