Saturday, July 24, 2010

a little better

This was just posted an article, “Top 50 Online Resources for Families Coping With Alzheimer’s” ( ).

As for my Mom I have seen her 3 weeks in a row briefly and never alone but the visits are okay. All most sweet sometimes. There are moments when I feel clam and can deal with the endless amount of paperwork I get regarding her care and insurance and the pensions that still have not been transfered.

My oldest daughter will be married 2 weeks from tomorrow. We are going to bring my mother ,Rachel wants her there. Please everyone prayer that she stays in a "good place." We have a back up plan IF Mom starts to get vulgar. And why is that? She never ever said a profanity in her life and now when she is wherever her brain takes her what comes out of her mouth would make a sailor blush! She also never ate sweets or used salt now those are her favorites! The goal is to take her shopping and get her nails, toes and hair done the Thursday before the wedding. She had to redo the health care proxy and the nursing home called me to let me know I of course am the one that has been assigned that duty. YUK! Being my mother mother is not new to our relationship but I don't really want this job. BUT I am the only one so .....I hate this disease it is just plain HORRID!

At P/T the other day a lady was in the waiting room I looked at her and was in awe at home together she was physically and mentally and she was 5 years older than my mother. I thought that is how it would be with Beverly but then again I figured Daddy would be here still too! Never know what will happen that is for sure!


  1. I enjoyed reading your blog and can't wait to hear how the wedding goes. We brought my dad to a family wedding three years ago, and he did fine. Just to be on the safe side, my best friend came and sat with him the whole time. We even shared a dance.

  2. Glad to have found your blog. My Mom was diagnosed with AD 3 years ago, at age 54. Parenting a parent is no fun. My Dad is her primary caregiver, but seeing their relationship change from best friends to dependency is tough. Thanks for sharing.

  3. The words from each of you make this whole thing a little better. As soon as I figure out how to post the wedding pictures here I will do so. We have less than 3 months until Christmas I am not looking forward to that time. Both of my parents always loved that holiday. It will be the second one without Daddy and the first with Mom in the nursing home.sigh