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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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The Ghosts

My mother started talking about “the ghosts” who live at her residence a few weeks ago when we were having our daily evening phone conversation.  It gave me a deep shudder, not out of fear that she was being haunted, but out … Continue reading

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When Dementia Comes and Goes

I miss having Mom around to help me shuck corn, entertain the cats, keep track of the birds in the neighborhood, watch my flowers grow, alert me about every weed, and tell me how terrible my hair looks. I miss it most because she feels useful that way, and she IS! (Except for the hair advice.)
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