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Monday, February 6, 2017

UPDATE ON MOM....

I haven't posted much lately about Mom, so here's an update....

Mom keeps laughing and is happy. The days are pretty routine (which is GOOD for those with memory issues). I try and make sure she continues to enjoy herself. If she wants to put some bread out for the birds, I cut up some bread. If she wants to have some ice cream, she gets a full bowl.

What many don't see is the relentless slide people who are afflicted with memory loss endures. Luckily, she doesn't seem to notice. She has stopped making her coffee in the morning, despite having made it for over 50 years. She stopped fixing my iced tea recently. For a year, she couldn't let a half-glass go unfilled. She is starting to question what to use for various things. Things that just a few months ago was part of the routine. As the video shows, language continues to be a struggle. She can't find the right word a LOT. I used to be able to help by guessing what she was talking about, but my guesses have been wrong half the time.

If we run into you, she will be happy and smiling. If she has trouble telling you what's on her mind, just know its all good. She calls me her Angel often, but what she doesn't know, is there's only ONE in the house.....and her name is Helga.



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