Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

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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The Alzheimer’s Plateau

Tonight I watched Jon lead Bo from the kitchen to the family room,  Jon walking backward with Bo’s  hands in his. Bo moved with mincing steps, unsure of where to put his feet, pulling back, as Jon  pulled him along. … Continue reading

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Mattie, the YorkiePoo

There’s a new visitor at our house:  Mattie, the YorkiePoo.   He comes with Cynthia, our second caregiver,  dressed in his latest outfit or  sometimes just  in his “jammies.”  He rides in his own little car seat then comes into … Continue reading

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A New Reality …

(This blog continues the August 2 post,  “Some Days are Just bad ….”   Jon and Adriana left; we had another caregiver during the week, then I was alone with Bo for three days.) Jon reminds me that every time … Continue reading

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And summer comes to an end

Can’t believe it’s already August 22 and the last Adult NancyCamp event was last evening:  a 2-hour leisurely boat ride around Philadelphia.  It rained a little but it didn’t matter.  We had a good time. In a week the children … Continue reading

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The Garden

Jon has a garden.  He fenced it in, built a swinging gate and a compost box, raised his beds and even built a double birdhouse with solar lighting!  It’s a few blocks away in our community gardens… a wonderful place … 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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Five-Minute Friday: Gift

(I wrote this for my other blog , “WordWaltzer,” but then decided to post it here too because the topic is still Alzheimer’s. Many of my readers already know this story.) It’s Friday and time for Kate Motang’s 5-minute topic. … Continue reading

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It Happens

When I came home at noon today,  grocery bags in hand,  I found Bo and Jon sitting at the kitchen table with Ronnie,  our Hospice nurse. “Is that MY NANCY?” I hear Bo ask loudly. “Sure is,”  Ronnie responded.  “Here … Continue reading

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Daffodils in my Orange Juice

It happened last Sunday.  Bo was quite confused and quiet, but he was at the kitchen table eating his lunch, partly with his fork and partly with his hands.  The vase of daffodils was in the center of the table. … Continue reading

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