On Wednesday, March 23, I went to a Neurological psychiatrist for a Neurological/psychological evaluation. This examination was looking at where my brain is regarding cognitive abilities. Like most people I am sure that while I have tendency to forget things, I am certain I don’t have dementia. At my last appointment with the Neurologist, he … Continue reading DEMENTED?
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
Where have you been? Introduction - If you have read any of the Caregiver’s blogs, you already know that Harriet has been diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia. Because of this she retired from her job in 2013 and I became her Caregiver. I retired from my job in 2016 and we moved to Adrian, Michigan. Since … Continue reading WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
A Mad Dash to Michigan
Monday, March 23 – Zachary and Gina, called Monday morning to see how we were getting along. Gina is in Medical School, at Wayne State in Detroit, and they began to share some of the horrors of Coruna virus that she had heard about from her friends in various hospitals. They were hoping to help … Continue reading A Mad Dash to Michigan
How are you all doing? Life, as we know it, has been set aside while the world fights the Corona Virus. We’re in Michigan and have been ordered to stay home, except for absolute necessities, like groceries, and medicine. I don’t mind staying home since it helps me to focus on things that I have … Continue reading March 2020
February 14 – Happy Valentine’s day.
This week has been better in a lot of ways: With the new plugs for the drier installed, we are able to wash and dry our clothes while doing other chores. Harriet hates to go to the Laundromat which added stress to her life, and that is never good for someone with Dementia. I seem … Continue reading February 14 – Happy Valentine’s day.
Overcoming the darkness
My friend Bill was staying in a motel just outside of New York City, when he noticed a rash on both ankles. He had seen news reports on Television about the bedbug infestation in hotels and motels across America, and he knew his rash was from those nasty creatures. He was angry at the Motel … Continue reading Overcoming the darkness
Still Walking in the Dark
NOTE: For some reason I keep getting a huge blank space between paragraphs. Please continue to scroll down past these spaces. The article ends with me asking you to pray for us. Sorry about this, I have corrected the problem four times and it keeps popping back up. + + + + + + + … Continue reading Still Walking in the Dark
February 3 -Shots, shots, and more tests
This has been Harriet’s week for follow up exams with the Pain Clinic, and the Neurologist. Monday, January 27th we were on the road by eight, which is too early for Harriet. She had only gotten four hours sleep the night before. We were at the pain clinic in Ypsilanti, Michigan by 9:00 because they … Continue reading February 3 -Shots, shots, and more tests
Walking in the Dark – part 1
Does it bother you to be in a dark room without so much as even a little nightlight? Do you enjoy being outside at night without any lights to help you see? Are you afraid of the dark? Many of us are. When I was a teenager, I used to walk home from my job, … Continue reading Walking in the Dark – part 1
A Misunderstanding and a 50/50 Trip – part two
The next morning we woke up about 8:30, threw on our clothes, and made it to breakfast with 15 minutes to spare. They had a great spread, with just about anything you could want to eat. Even though we arrived just before closing, the server was very patient and gracious. We ate more than we … Continue reading A Misunderstanding and a 50/50 Trip – part two