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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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Camp has Begun

July is here and so is NancyCamp.  In fact,  two NancyCamps — one for the children and another for adults.  But at the same time that I am doing things I love to do,   Bo is just existing.  Every … Continue reading

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“Notice” the Changes

(Time to join up with Kate Motaung’s Five-Minute Friday group and write about her word of the week:  Notice.  OK, so I wrote 5 minutes, and then 5 more and then ….. ) Alzheimer’s is the kind of slow, insidious disease … Continue reading

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Sundowning in the Hospital

I just got tears in my eyes as I watched a  young technician  wheel Bo, who was smiling and joking,  into the nuclear medicine room to test his kidney function.   When asked his name,  he immediately said it–first and … Continue reading

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“I do everything around here”

(I wrote this blog a year ago but never posted it.  Things have changed drastically in one year. Now Bo wouldn’t even say the words, couldn’t put the idea together,  can’t do anything anymore. He can’t.) It was a long, … Continue reading

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