Category Archives: challenges

Feelings

This is another blog about the feelings my husband who is weighed down with dementia has. He’s not alone, for this is a two-person journey from beginning to end. What I’ve seen in Bill is the sadness of losing each … Continue reading

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Not much difference

This will be a shorter post because I have been tending to Bill. I let this go a long time because of that, but I will be catching up soon I hope. Let’s see, I left him at the memory … Continue reading

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Mom’s Alzheimer’s

When mom started doing strange things, we sort of laughed at her, as she herself did along with us. She was living with my brother in his house at this time. However, things didn’t stay funny, they got worse, and … Continue reading

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Lurch

Ever played dodgeball? Well, we played it a lot at lunchtime break in elementary school. That was grades one through six for you youngsters. Now mind you, I was a shy child and always got picked last for any team but I … Continue reading

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Shimmer

There was a time I was shy and it was in the childhood years. The feelings within me were too much for me to bear alone, but alone I did bear them. It’s funny that they were so severe that … Continue reading

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A letter to my stepson

    My dear Stepson, From the first day you came to live with us when you were eight years old, and the cutest little boy I had ever seen. You looked like your father, walked like him, talked like … Continue reading

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End of phase

End of retirement phase   Along with dementia comes a loss of many things in our lives. When one party is sick, and the other has dementia, the medial bills stack up fast on the credit cards. With medical and … Continue reading

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Retirement ends

End of retirement phase   Therefore, another phase of our lives ends after retirement. We had to sell our beautiful four-bedroom home on five acres. One reason was the medical bills that stacked up leading us to bankruptcy which put an … Continue reading

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Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s?

Have you ever wondered if there is a difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia? Does it even matter? Why should you care? A few specialists say there are no distinctions and they utilize both Alzheimer’s and Dementia equally. Some specialist’s find … Continue reading

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Zing

Zing The word today is “zing.” Take away the obvious synonyms which are repetitive of the synonyms of “zing” and these are “vitality”, “energy”, “vigor”, “verve”, “animation”, “vivacity”, and “vivaciousness” which is just another form of the word “vivacity”. Take … Continue reading

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