Mom always loved animals so it wasn’t a surprise to me that she loved Pet Therapy days. A service would come in to her assisted living residence every week or two and bring a variety of animal visitors.
When my sweet, good natured, happy Mom was in the moderate stage of Alzheimer’s disease, occasionally she would behave in ways that I would have thought impossible.
Well, who knew that Mom’s Alzheimer’s disease would lead to something called Vasovagal Syncope. Thanks to Google, I found out that Vasovagal Syncope is the medical term for fainting or passing out.
Mom loved Thanksgiving. Even during her Alzheimer’s disease, she enjoyed the family time and traditions. Why then did we have to stop participating in the Thanksgiving feasts at her assisted living facility?
There were some lessons that I just couldn’t grasp. One of those lessons was that learning to love and take care of a pet can be easy. That is, unless you have Alzheimer’s disease.
Emergency room visits were never a significant part of my Mom’s life. That is, until she had Alzheimer’s disease.
Mom loved Christmas. With Mom’s Alzheimer’s disease, however, there were new challenges and we had to learn to go with the flow.
Mom was happy on her exercise bike. Most of us know that regular exercise is important for our health but what we haven’t known until recently is that it is most likely vital for brain health.
Mom and I had always enjoyed talking with each other, but at this stage of her Alzheimer’s disease she often called me only when she was mad or frustrated.
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.