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...
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...