Category Archives: humor

First Outing of 2012 – Accidents happen

Mom lost her glasses 2 months ago.   I haven’t noticed any difference since then in how well she can see or read.  When she started saying that her glasses “didn’t work” anymore, only a month after her last eye … Continue reading

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Moving beyond

After a month of my mom’s eternal-seeming stay in the hospital psychiatric unit, I was able to snag a pass for her to get out for a three-hour jaunt around town today.  She’s free to come and go with me daily for walks … 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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The Calm before the Blizzard

I’m feeling the need for a light little post today, to counterbalance the last one. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mom and I managed to get to and from all her appointments a few days ago right before the blizzard hit in full force.  … Continue reading

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New Year’s, Quarantined

My husband and I made the long drive tonight to liberate Mom for a New Year’s Eve dinner out.  She’s been in low spirits since the flu hysteria started (see my last post), and is now calling her residence full of … Continue reading

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Flu Hysteria Decends – Keep Your Wits and Promote Health

Yesterday Mom called me and said she was quarantined.  “It’s just terrifying,” she said.  “They came in to wake me up in gas masks.”  “I’m not allowed to leave,” she continued, “And if I do, I can never come back, so you better do … Continue reading

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