Author: Caregiver in the Raw

Update: Sept 11, 2019

Eighteen years ago today I was sitting with my grandmother who had dementia/Alzheimers watching the tv as the towers fell.  She didn’t understand and wanted to go outside to see the chickens.  I wanted to stay and watch the events unfold.  Dementia won and we went to the chickens. And now almost two decades later I’m with mom who also can’t focus on tv.  Her dementia is 10x worse with Lewy Body Dementia. And for a few years we were able to see some reversal of symptoms, but now they are back in full force. Motion is her only...

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Joining their World

  I’ve wondered sometimes if it is right to enter an imaginary world in order to bring comfort.  As someone once said it is better to move into their world because they more than likely only intermittently come back to your world. And then the thought came to me today.  Parents often play make-believe with their children so that their children have fun, perhaps its ok to enter into another’s imagination so that they will find...

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Tender Moments in Terrified Times

My mom’s fear of abandonment is crippling.  She fears going into a nursing home and being separated from her family.  We are doing everything to work towards that not happening. She also only sleeps until 3 am.  Two nights ago out of a dead sleep I heard a mournful cry. “Is anybody here?” “Mom,” I said.  “I’m here.” Relief washed over her. She sat on my bed and I rubbed her back. I was thankful that I could utter those words. Mom.  I’m here....

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