Category: Memory

Caregiver’s Log, Saturday March 24, 2018

By Samra Jones Bufkins Saturday Lunch in Alzheimer's Land We decided to eat lunch in front of the TV today, watching the March for Our Lives and planning to watch March Madness later. I made chicken salad from scratch, and used sourdough bread to make big, thick sandwiches, which were served with apple slices and … Continue reading Caregiver’s Log, Saturday March 24, 2018

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The Less He Remembers, the More I Know

On Tuesday we ventured back down to UTSW Medical School in Dallas, specifically to the Memory Clinic, for another evaluation for Bill.  A year ago when we made this trip he drove, and I was holding out hope the problems with his memory and confusion were normal pressure hydrocephalus. After an MRI, blood tests, neuropsychological testing and a thorough evaluation … Continue reading The Less He Remembers, the More I Know

The Power and the Glory of Caregiving

This semester I teach until 6:30 on Wednesday evenings, but try to get home to go to 7:00 Mass and Adoration. Bill likes to attend a class at the church that begins around 7:30. It works well for us—I get a couple of hours of peace and quiet alone, he gets some fellowship with friends, … Continue reading The Power and the Glory of Caregiving