Month: October 2017

Caregiver’s Log, October 29, 2017

Fearing our worst fear By Samra Jones Bufkins For some unknown reason, I became deathly sick to my stomach last night. Because of the timing, I'm blaming it on the 9th inning implosion of the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the World Series, but I digress... During one of my trips to pay homage … Continue reading Caregiver’s Log, October 29, 2017

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Caregiver’s Log, October 21, 2017

Caregiver’s Log, October 21, 2017

My house or our house? By Samra Jones Bufkins I'm not completely sure if he knows who I am, and that fluctuates from day to day. More than once he's referred to me as "the woman who lives here." Friends always make a point of saying "your wife, Samra..." whenever possible. At the suggestion of … Continue reading Caregiver’s Log, October 21, 2017

Caregiver’s Log, October 13, 2017

by Samra Jones Bufkins I’m going to start “Caregiver Logs” (inspired by Star Trek’s Captain’s Log) as part of this blog, describing incidents and behaviors we experience. For the first few posts I’ll be going back in recent time. I’ll venture into the TMI zone here, because people need to know that hostility, agitation and … Continue reading Caregiver’s Log, October 13, 2017

A Tale of Two Kettles

by Samra Jones Bufkins We’ve all seen the ad. Grandpa can't remember his granddaughter's name. Grandma decides it's time for him to take ______ drug. While I’m tempted to turn this into a rant about both the pharmaceutical industry and the Alzheimer’s Association over-simplifying dementia by implying it’s only about memory loss, I’d rather relate … Continue reading A Tale of Two Kettles