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How to Talk to a Parent with Dementia

How to talk to a Parent with Dementia I am not certain when mom got dementia.  We live together and spend a lot of time together so I honestly did not notice it for a while. I am sure I was and am in denial at times. Turn Anger into Compassion The majority of mom's life was caring for her family which involved cooking, cleaning and taking care of us. She is such a great mom. The first thing I notic[...]

Pomegranate Juice May Slow Age Related Memory Decline

Dementia is on the rise.  The number of people living with dementia is currently estimated at 47 million.  The projected increase by 2030 is 75 million.  The subject is of concern to me because my mom was diagnosed a few months ago. I have a relationship with her much like a sister. I will do anything  I can to keep her home where she belongs and permit her from getting worse. Early this morning[...]

Products that help take care of someone with Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is a decline in cognitive abilities. It can include symptoms such as disorientation, difficulty thinking, and understanding or inability to create new memories. My mom was diagnosed a few months ago. One of the first clues was she would get up at night thinking it was morning. This was very embarrassing for her. I work full time outside of the home.   I have installed a camera[...]

Mom’s 85th Birthday Surprise

My brother, my sister in law, myself and my husband planned a surprise 85th birthday party for mom. It was in October 2018.  I cannot believe it but we actually pulled it off. She has 3 brothers and 2 of them made the trip to Asheville, NC. We rented a shed at Lake Julian.  We had family, friends and some bluegrass music.  I am so blessed to have her in my life. I cannot think of a life without her.[...]

Making time for your family

There is nothing that makes my mom more happy than me taking a weekday off.  She loves for us to go somewhere or for me to just be home with her. I took one of those days on Friday.  It started out great with breakfast at Cracker Barrell. We were chatting.  I took a photo of her smiling.  While eating she got a little chocked.  She got embarrassed.  She was worried that I was embarrassed.  I was[...]

Davy Crockett comes to Cherokee, NC

In 1953 my mom was 20 years old and working in a craft store in Cherokee, NC. She was approached to be an extra in a Davy Crockett movie that was being filmed there.  She remembers being dressed in a long dress and bonnet.   She smiles when she talks about how much fun she had.  I bought the movie and found her but the photo is not great.   She is the background below with Buddy Ebsen. (she has t[...]

No Cats allowed?

My daddy never liked cats.  He made this well known to us.  I never thought about it at the time but I think it was mostly due to the fact that daddy loved his vehicles and the neighbor's cat like to walk all over his freshly applied wax job. My mom was a wife who agreed and quoted most of the opinions my daddy had. Not too long after daddy passed away a cat showed up at our house.  He was living u[...]