Sometimes I completely blew my mom’s mind. I know that. She even would say to me that she totally didn’t get me, but nevertheless, she supported me. I admit, I have looked at her and wondered, how can we be so totally different and yet still be mother and daughter? It isn’t a lack of … More A Moment in the Alzheimer’s Adventure
I ordered some new things for my mom on Amazon. Her assisted living is nice, and she has the ability to have her own things there and make it sort of her own. She isn’t able to go shopping anymore, and while I may be able to get her focused enough for a moment to … More Shopping Without Mom
What do: * skin * hair * energy * popcorn * eggs * memory all have in common? Coconut oil! Yes, you heard me right, coconut oil. I will briefly share a little bit with you about my journey with coconut oil. But I also wanted to share that I found this blog: Coconut Oil: … More Out of the Cupboard…
Hurry Mama Hurry Take my hand, let’s go, I’ve got you don’t worry, Yes, ma’am, I know, Hurry mama hurry, There’s no time to be slow, Yes Mama, I remember that too, Please keep walking, there is so much to do. The stories come every day, Sometimes just a sentence, A word, a photo or … More Hurry Mama, Hurry
Many of you have gotten to know my mom a bit in a couple of our previous blogs. Some of you have known her for years. No matter how long, you know how sweet that she is. You most likely also know how much she is struggling with her memory. Well, Sunday her life took … More Roll With the Flow
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday my mama, Happy Birthday to you. So, we did it! We threw my mom a 75th Birthday party. Party decorations were hung, an absolutely huge cake was brought in, family and friends gathered round, and we celebrated. It was a beautiful day, … More 3/4 Century Birthday
As humans, we name everything. Its how we relate to things. We get a new pet – we name it. We create or invent something – we name it. We give names to the things that we care about, innately we know how important that names are. So why is it that many of us … More What’s In a Name?
“Oh! That sounds so good! I can’t remember the last time I had Kentucky Fried Chicken!” It has become kind of a joke amongst my family, as we heard this weekly for a while from my mom. My mom is turning 75 in December, and is battling memory issues. Sometimes the stages of Alzheimer’s and Dementia … More Memories With Mom