Category Archives: lewy body dementia

Dementia and Dating – so far not so simple

Yesterday my husband and I popped in to visit Mom, bracing ourselves for what might come next.  Lately she’s been living in another planet, complete with rules, visions, and accusations that I can’t connect to anything at all. I used … Continue reading

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Paranoia and delusions: Is it the meds or the mind?

It’s hard to believe that medications don’t make a person more insane sometimes.  If you can remember back to your oldest relatives who died natural and probably quite painful deaths, did it seem more common that they basically retained their … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Revenge: The Teenage Stage of Dementia

Carol Jean, my mother, has settled into a stage that strikes me as smelling profoundly of adolescence.  Everything she does, wears, or thinks, needs to be approved by her two closest girlfriends at her residence.  As it would be, of … Continue reading

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Mom replaces paid caregivers with scissors

I made my daily call to my mother tonight.  She said that the staff suggested she stay in bed and made her take all her meals in her room today because so many people in her residence were sick. She had a fever late … Continue reading

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