Bad food choices!

For those of us caring for a dementia patient, this quarantine-self-isolation-stay-at-home stuff is tough! I’m not saying my situation is worse than other people, but it sure is different. Even without a pandemic, a dementia patient eventually loses the ability...

More on Corona Virus and Dementia

I have read a few articles in the past week or so about living with a dementia patient during the pandemic. Most of the examples they gave were of patients who are in late state dementia. There are so many examples of where our healthcare system needs improvement....

Dementia and the Corona virus

This has been a confusing and scary time for everyone, and it’s no where near over. If you live with a person with dementia, you might have noticed that he/she has hardly noticed.  We talk about the virus as we are watching our morning news programs, and...

ACK!!!!! The Dreaded Retrograde!

From February 18th to March 10th our little buddy Mercury is in retrograde.  I’m pretty sure that means the planet is going backwards just to mess with earthlings.  During this time we are to be careful about Communication, Travel, Technology and Legal matters. ...

Galleries & Museums

Even before he was diagnosed with vascular dementia, my LO could “do” the Smithsonian in about a half an hour.  I used to tease him about how long he would linger before the Mona Lisa. I’m guessing 15 seconds, then move on!  He has pretty much the...

Intro to Dementia

I am taking some time to .meet up with two friends this evening.  Because of one illness, travel plan or other encumbrance, we have not exchanged Christmas presents yet.  One of those friends asked me to bring along a copy of my book. She wants it for a friend of hers...

A new symptom

The other day, I asked the LO if he would retrieve my coffee cup from the kitchen and bring it to me in the dining room. He brought me my cell phone. On another day, we were visiting a friend and she complained that she had misplaced her glasses.  He handed her a wine...

Not necessarily out with the old……

We’ve brought some of last year’s behaviors into the new decade. I am getting used to candlelight breakfasts. It doesn’t seem as weird these days, especially on overcast mornings where it feels like night time. I am also getting used to returning out...

A Candlelight Breakfast for Two

Now that the colder weather has set in and dusk seems to occur right after lunch, I have started using candles at the dinner table once again. He has taken on the responsibility of lighting them.  The other morning as I was serving bacon and eggs, I saw that he had...