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My Mom has Dementia and She Hates Me

My Mom has Dementia and She Hates Me The person who has replaced my mom does not like me a lot of the time. It is not every day but a couple of times a week. She does not like my cooking, my bossy demands or my punctuality.  I feel love for her all the time but dislike some of the things she says to me. How to Deal with a Parent with Dementia Mom was diagnosed with dementia one year ago.  One of t[...]

Dementia is Slowly Erasing My Mom’s Memory

https://youtu.be/BxY_eJLBflk Dementia is Slowly Erasing My Mom's Memory My mom and I have always been close.  My brother has said numerous times that we are so much like sisters. When the diagnosis of dementia hit I knew nothing about what that would mean for us. I have good days and I have bad days. Today was so tough. Dementia will never be able to Keep us Apart My mom is strong so I know she[...]

How to make Winter more Tolerable for Elderly moms

How to make staying Indoors more Bearable My mom has leukemia and vascular dementia. She is 86 years old and gets cold more often. We keep the home temperature at 70 degrees but she gets a bit chilled at times. One of her favorite things is a heated throw. This was a Christmas present from my brother last year. He found it on Amazon. She enjoys wrapping in this on cold mornings when she first gets up.[...]

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. She can hide it well around people that she does not see often. It is very noticeable now and you would pick up on it fairly quickly if you were talking with her.   Turn Anger into Compassion The majority of mom's l[...]

My Mom Has Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia Mom was diagnosed with  Vascular dementia a few months ago. My brother and I took her in for the dementia test because we had noticed some forgetfulness. My sister-in-law had a father who died of Alzheimer's in 2010 and she encouraged us that if mom was diagnosed early enough a prescribed medicine could prevent her from getting worse. The testing was hard to watch. Mom was asked que[...]

Pomegranate Juice May Slow Age Related Memory Decline

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.  My mom was diagnosed with dementia one year 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 w[...]

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[...]