Category Archives: challenges

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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Mom’s Alzheimer’s

  Let’s go back to when we started noticing things that we all thought were funny. Yes, that’s where to start; back when we would find her keys in the refrigerator, an item that she misplaced and was looking for was in an old … Continue reading

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Feelings

Feelings from beginning to end   UPDATED   Feelings run hot and cold with the caretakers of a person with dementia. Sometimes feelings run high enough to feel like leaving and not coming back. This is true once the dementia patient … 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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Feelings

This is another story of about the feelings of the one taking care of a person weighed down with dementia. 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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What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimers? Does it matter? How would you react to the stages of either?

Have you ever wondered if there is a difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia? Does it even matter? Could it affect one of your loved ones or could it happen to you? A few specialists say there are no distinctions and they … 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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Twinkle

Twinkle Even though it has only been a couple of weeks, it seems as if it has been a year since I have added anything new to my blog, in fact, I have added nothing at all to the words … Continue reading

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