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Blog 77: One Year Later | The End by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia July 9th marked the one-year anniversary of my mom’s passing.  This past year has been a time of learning how to live without my mom.  Her death was the greatest loss ... Read on »
Blog 76: A Life Without My Mom by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Alzheimer’s isn’t a part of my life anymore.  My mom is gone.  Alzheimer’s/dementia and it’s ugliness, and what it did to my mom and my family, is no longer at the forefront ... Read on »
Blog 75: Letter To Mom by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The following is a letter I wrote for my mom and read at her funeral service.  I started the letter the night before and finished it before leaving for the funeral.  It ... Read on »
Blog 74: My Mom Is An Angel in Heaven by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I don’t even know where to begin to describe the past three weeks.  Oh, how life changes in an instant.  I always said life is precious and you should never take it for gran ... Read on »
Blog 73: A Move Is Coming Soon by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I'm getting ready to fly back home this evening to visit my mom.  So much is happening in that the time has come that my mom has run out of money and needs to be moved from ... Read on »
Blog 72: The Perspectives of Alzheimer's by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The early stages of Alzheimer’s, from the person afflicted.  In this case, my mom.  1. I want to drive my car. 2. Don't treat me like a child, I know what I am ... Read on »
Blog 71: Visiting My Mom by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I just came home yesterday after spending a week visiting my mom in the group home.  Upon first seeing her I noticed that she has lost some weight.  She basically ... Read on »
Blog 70: She's Sexy and She Knows It by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My mom was all giddy when I spoke to her on the phone the other day.   I knew the reason why as soon as her caregiver told me they hired another person, and it’s a man.  ... Read on »
Blog 69: Feelings of Guilt | Talking on the Phone by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Sometimes I like to make personalized cards for the special people in my life.  Here's a simple card I made for my mom on Mother's Day.  On the front is a picture ... Read on »
Blog 68: A Special Thank You by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My blog has given me an outlet for my pain and despair.  It’s allowed me to openly express my feelings, to vent, to reflect, to remember, to share, to hope, and to ... Read on »
Blog 67: The Other Part of Life | Keeping Life in Balance by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My blog has been written with so much emotion and heartache.  I can be such an emotional wreck when it comes to my mom and what's happened with my sisters.  I’ve n ... Read on »
Blog 66: Song, and 50 Minutes With Mom on Easter by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My mom was one of those talented people who could sew, paint, and cook, just to name of few of her many talents.  She made the best potato salad and meatloaf.  I w ... Read on »
Blog 65: I Miss The Way It Used To Be by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia When I called for my mom, her caregiver woke her from a nap and handed her the phone.  Mom started crying when she heard my voice.   I asked her why she was crying ... Read on »
Blog 64: It's a Hard Knock Life For Us by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My sisters and I are drowning even deeper into the abyss.  It’s getting darker and darker as we sink even further down.  I see my sister’s face as she disappears.   She look ... Read on »
Blog 63: Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Well, it was tough saying goodbye to my mom.  That was on Feb. 24th.  It’ll be three more months before I get to see her again.  When it was time to leave, I h ... Read on »
Blog 62: She Still Knows Who I Am and She Loves Me by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My visits with my mom have been going so well at the group home. I’ve spent several days with her, and by doing this I have been able to see her day to day changes ... Read on »
Blog 61: My Visit With Mom at the Group Home by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I flew into town and spent the afternoon with my mom on Valentine's Day.  I couldn't think of a better way to spend the day than with my mom, who was the most loving, kind a ... Read on »
Blog 60: Another Year Older by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Today is my mom’s birthday and she turned 77 years old.  I don’t think she understands that, at least that’s how she seemed when I talked to her on the phone. There was no e ... Read on »
Blog 59: 212% Reduced Risk of Getting Alzheimer's/Dementia? by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Since I have the misfortune of having both of my parents fall victim to a brain disease, I have been doing everything I can to try to prevent this from happening to ... Read on »
Blog 58: My Dad by We Were Five Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I haven’t said much about my dad on this blog but I wanted to make this post about him because he was a very special person in my life.  He was my dad, and I loved ... Read on »