Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Tip

I know I said I was a nag, well one thing I have learned is when to back off. When mom is upset with me, I let her put herself to bed. Then 1-2 hours later, I go into her bedroom and help her go to the bathroom or just get into her P.J.'s. She is cooperative then. We talk a while, and she goes easily to sleep. Hope this helps you.

Another Day

Good morning to all. Mom has been doing quite well, I am still trying to get her back into the swing of things after her last hospital stay. It seems every time she has a health problem it kicks her ALZ up a notch. Her mental recovery takes longer each time. I feel that I am always pushing her to do more for herself. I think I have officially become a nag.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A question I can't answer

How do I answer the question " Am I normal"?. My mom has been asking this lately and I always respond with "what is normal mom". How honest can you be with someone with ALZ and not upset them?

Maybe I can help

I have been trying to keep my mom from wandering outside of the house. Thought I'd share some of the tips given to me. #1-put a black mat in front of the door to act as a barrier. #2- use child proof door handles so your loved one can not open the door. #3- use a door chime so that if your loved one goes out, you are alerted. I hope these are helpful. If you have any ideas please let me know. Thanks

Sunday, October 25, 2009


I have always loved the changing colors of Fall. This year everything is more intense. Taking mom out for a Sunday drive is like taking a child to see fireworks. She is so full of oohs and ayahs at the color of the trees and the oh so blue sky with it's big white clouds. I have to take a second look to see what I missed.

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