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Happy Memorial Day

I overheard the conversation as I was leaving my Mother’s assisted living earlier today.

” Mom, we ARE going to the doctor!”  said the son as he maneuvered his mother’s wheel chair through the parking lot. 832 more words


I changed it

I’ve reported here on my mother and on my father often enough.  Each did something unforgiveable at a critical moment in my life.  My mother interfered when I met the only man I had seen since relocating to Reading;  my father interfered many years later when I finally met a psychologist who would have helped.  603 more words

Aging Parents

Help! Aging Parents: Best Alzheimer's Blogs of 2015 Honor

Help! Aging Parents voted “One of the 20 Best Alzheimer’s Blogs of the Year” 

Yesterday I didn’t write Tuesday’s post.  We were in the Washington, DC area–me with only my iPhone, realizing blog-writing on a mobile device is impossible for me. 360 more words

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Meanwhile, I'm getting nothing done around here!

I remember when I used to write on a regular basis. That was before my parents sold their house and bought a town house. That was before my help was needed with things related to the impending move. 199 more words


The Half-Invisible Man

I’d lived on the same street as Gene’s barbershop for years and the one thing I knew for sure about Gene Wilsey was that he couldn’t much abide animals. 2,738 more words

Preserving Your Legacy

The last six months of my father’s life, I visited him every week in his rehab facility. He was desperately trying to get well enough to return home. 844 more words

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When asking WHY it often ‘Hits the hardest.’ ‘Hurts the most’ and ‘Lingers the longest’.  I’ve had my share of questions with both my parents having Alzheimer’s.    362 more words