Author Archives: alzheimerswife

Learning to Live …

Last week I heard from several of my blogging friends who asked me how I’m doing and requesting  that I write an update.  How wonderful to hear from them. It’s been more than seven months since Bo’s death,  and  I’ve … Continue reading

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It’s All Right

My mother had her feet solidly on the ground.  She wasn’t a dreamer, didn’t believe in  fortune tellers or the supernatural, but she did have occasional intuitions that were spot on.  One of those intuitions was about my future. As I … Continue reading

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Telling Mother

After my father died at 95, Mother was lost. She became ill and although she improved, couldn’t live alone, so her neighbors helped, and Bo and I drove the 185 miles between our home and hers weekly, passing one another … Continue reading

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How to Help to an Alzheimer’s Patient

Today I read an article* that stopped my heart.  It was about a seminar for caregivers of dementia patients. The topic:  How brain damage from dementia affects behavior and how caregivers should respond to their patients. My first impulse was … Continue reading

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Arizona Snow

A long time ago I told Jon that when Bo left me, I would travel … he and his family could live on at the house and take care of Emma dog and Charlie cat. And so, I’m in Arizona … Continue reading

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The Journey Moves on ….

Almost three weeks ago Bo left us,  and since then I’ve been thinking about this blog and  whether to continue it.  I’ve decided to  — for a while, at least — because there are things left to say.  Thoughts to … Continue reading

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Bo’s Final Gift

This morning Boris left me.  It was a peaceful death.  Jon and I had just been with him, then Jon returned to check on him about ten minutes later and Bo was gone.  It was his last gift to me. … Continue reading

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The Hospital Bed

Several days ago I wrote about Bo’s changes, how his sad decline is so noticeable,  but today I write of an even greater change.  Yesterday Jon  moved him into a hospital bed where we can care for him more easily. … Continue reading

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A Season Unnoticed

It’s usually easy for me to write  a post for this blog.  I have an idea that percolates, then I’m ready to write.  But in the past month,  it has been hard.  I don’t know what to write.  At least, … Continue reading

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About the stars ….

Three posts ago, I questioned whether the stars were misaligned because of all the things going wrong here at our house.  Bought the tires and the new refrigerator, sodded the yard… thought things were under control.  But there’s  a new … Continue reading

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