Month: December 2012

Friends are the family you choose

I've never been good at asking for help. I'm the one who usually jumps in to help or lend an ear when someone's suffering. So dealing with the progression of Bill's dementia--and all that comes with it--has been a journey.  I haven't had time to get involved with the Alzheimer's Association, but I know I need … Continue reading Friends are the family you choose

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Plumbing the Mind of an Alzheimer’s Patient

Alzheimer's and dementia are apparently unpredictable. My husband Bill can remember details from his childhood, from college classes, from our travels years ago that I find amazing. But he can't remember whether I'm having a glass of red or white wine when he asks me if I want a refill.  And he brings the refill in … Continue reading Plumbing the Mind of an Alzheimer’s Patient