Tag Archives: sundowning

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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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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Sleep Deprivation

Last night was the worst night for me, possibly for Bo too. I didn’t sleep at all, not one hour, not 15 minutes, so he didn’t either. I’m usually up by 8 but today I wanted to stay in bed; … Continue reading

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Spirit and Decline

It’s that time again — NancyCamp Christmas.  I have a calendar of activities for the children — a variety of seasonal events that we’ll do together.  In the summer we went to museums,  did art projects,  took boat, train  and … Continue reading

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Five-Minute Friday – “Still”

(It’s time to write on Kate Motaung’s weekly word  for five uninterrupted minutes — unedited, unchanged.  A time to stop and reflect.  This week’s word is “still”.) I lie still in the middle of the night on my side of the … 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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The Kidney Stone

I’m sitting in the hospital beside Bo who’s in pain and doesn’t understand any of this. We came to the emergency room last night, and the diagnosis after a battery of tests is kidney stone. So we’re here a second … Continue reading

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Memory Losses

Since bringing Bo home,  he has steadily declined, not because of his stay at Spring Cottage, but because the disease seems to be moving more quickly, robbing him of his cognition. He lives in the present now – no past, … Continue reading

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Days into Nights

The last two days may have marked another decline in Bo’s journey.  Both nights I awoke to find him dressed and wandering around downstairs, lights on,  unsure of what he was doing. When I asked him to come upstairs,  he … Continue reading

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When are we going home?

Bo got up from his nap on the living room sofa and was looking out the French doors at our back yard. “When are we going home?”  he asked. My heart dropped. “We are home.”  I was alarmed. “Oh, …” … Continue reading

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