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A Holiday Dad Can’t Remember

When we started talking about preparing for the holidays, my daughter exclaimed in excitement, “Let’s make this a holiday to remember!” I almost broke down crying, because I know that Dad won’t remember this holiday, or indeed, any other occasion. […]

By | December 18th, 2017|Alzheimer's, Holidays|0 Comments

My Father’s Day Wish

Father’s Day is coming up next Sunday, and I’m lying in bed picturing the perfect Father’s Day, one that reminds me of how the holiday used to be. […]

By | June 8th, 2017|Alzheimer's, Holidays|0 Comments

The Difficult Patient

In my early years as a CHHA, I had a patient who kept trying to push me away. Rose wouldn’t let me help her bathe, brush her hair or walk across the room, although she was clearly struggling to do these things. She was rude to me, or ignored me altogether, and she made my [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Alzheimer's, Caregiving|0 Comments

Why Dad’s Alzheimer’s isn’t a Secret

My big, strong, larger-than-life dad started losing his memory a few years ago. At first, it was barely noticeable. He thought it was Tuesday all day Wednesday – big deal, it’s happened to all of us. He couldn’t remember where he put his car keys, but I’ve lost mine more than once, so I didn’t read too much into it. But soon, the frequency of these episodes made me sit up and take notice, and the lapses in memory were a little more serious. He was sure that his ten year old coat was brand new, and he forgot how to get home for the grocery store. […]

By | January 30th, 2017|Alzheimer's, Caregiving|0 Comments

What to Do after Getting an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

If you’ve just come back from the doctor with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, you may be feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Often, the way to calm those feelings is by taking practical actions which make a situation manageable. Alzheimer’s is a challenging disease and there is no cure at present, but there are a number of steps [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|Alzheimer's, Memory|0 Comments