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Cassjones

California
I am the wife and mom of 5 beautiful children. In March of 2012, my 50 year old mom was diagnosed with a very rare of dementia, called semantic dementia. I was left with so many questions about the future and what this disease meant. I searched for resources and support on this disease, but... Full Bio
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The Hair Dyeing Fiasco by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Every time my mom sees my dad, she complains about him not being "supportive" of her. He won't give her credit cards or money, he won't give her the keys to the car, he take ... Read on »
The Last Holiday by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Last summer, we traveled to Arizona to move my brother (and his family) out of his apartment and into a house. My dad came up with a seemingly great idea: let Joe and Natali ... Read on »
Mom's Famous English Toffee by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!! Mom's English Toffee was such a success last year that we are doing it again! From now until Dec. 21st, you can order my mom's famous ... Read on »
The D.E.A.N.A Foundation by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia A couple of months ago, I posted big news here on my blog. We have had a few really great board meetings now and are well on our way to getting this foundation established! ... Read on »
No Way Out by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia For the past couple of months, mom has been trying to escape the house. She's pretty sneaky too. Some days she waits in the back of the house, sweater on and purse in hand, ... Read on »
What Matters Most by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I absolutely love the holiday season. The changing seasons, the chill in the air, the scents of pumpkin and holiday spices, the feeling of gratitude and helping others in ne ... Read on »
Changing Mom by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Right around the time my baby turned 3, pajama time became a nightmare. He became very obstinate about changing from his clothes into his pj's. There were some nights where ... Read on »
UCLA Study: Reversing Alzheimer's by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Here I am, your crazy health lady, here to share another important message with you!! A friend sent this link to me this morning and I have to admit, it made my morning. Par ... Read on »
Let's Clear The Air by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia As expected, I received a little bit of backlash from my post yesterday . Though I expected it from this person, I feel a little disheartened by the criticism; but I have to ... Read on »
The Tiniest Victory by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I used to think homeopathy was for a bunch of hippies. In my mind, medicine was the answer to ailments. If natural remedies worked, then why did our ancestors die of so many ... Read on »
Walk To End Alzheimer's 2014 by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia This past weekend was the annual Walk To End Alzheimer's in our area. It is our 3rd year participating as Team Dee. I was really looking forward to this year, as it was the ... Read on »
Happy Birthday To Me by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia This past Tuesday was my birthday. I suspected that my mom wouldn't remember the date. Unfortunately, my suspicions were right on. Apparently, mom walked dad up to the D ... Read on »
New Caregivers...Take Two! by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The past couple of weeks have been somewhat of a whirlwind. Quite frankly, I'm a bit tired and ready for the weekend!! We started out last week with mom's sudden spurt of en ... Read on »
Severe Showers by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Hygeine often becomes an issue in the later stages of dementia. Fortunately for us, mom has been rigid in her showering/hygiene routine. She hasn't needed assistance or supe ... Read on »
The Return of Happy Feet by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia This week has been especially rough with mom. She suddenly has bounds of energy and her happy feet have gotten even happier. She used to only try to go out walking in the mo ... Read on »
Got make-up? by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Mom is becoming somewhat of a hoarder. If you are a regular reader then you have probably read my posts about her addiction to Bath & Body Works. Her hoarding doesn't stop ... Read on »
BIG NEWS!!! by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Yesterday I teased you all with a post about my brilliant, crazy idea. I gave you a little background and foreshadowing and then I left you hanging until today. I thought i ... Read on »
Rest For The Weary by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We've known for a while now that the time has come to find outside help for mom. Some of you might ask why we haven't done that yet; after all, I've been setting aside money ... Read on »
The Note by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Mom's latest "thing" is leaving notes on the door, attached with lotion, to let her caregiver-of-the-day know to leave her alone. One lady from church wasn't wise to mom's w ... Read on »
It's Almost Here!! by Cassjones Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia It's almost time!! We only have one month left until the Walk to End Alzheimer's! I'm getting giddy about it. In fact, I've already figured out our dress code for next year. ... Read on »