Tag Archive | alzheimer

Tinkering with the Gamma Frequency in our Brains

Tinkering with the Gamma Frequency in our Brains

Research from MIT makes a cure from Alzheimer’s seem so simple.

Dementia and Pain Medication: A Debilitating Cocktail

Dementia and Pain Medication: A Debilitating Cocktail

Last week, my Mom’s back pain was so bad that she declined to get out of bed. She has complained of back pain on and off for a year, but it was never more than a minor complaint and one that she refused to take any medication to treat when offered. After the basic testing, […]

A Belated Love Note to Professional Care Givers

A Belated Love Note to Professional Care Givers

As I was cleaning out some old boxes of papers, I found a booklet on “Managing Alzheimer’s” that was given to my parent’s in 2010. We didn’t know of my father’s diagnosis until a neurologist and psychologist both reported their findings to us in 2012. In 2010, my siblings and I all noticed a change […]

Where is my gold necklace?

Where is my gold necklace?

For almost two months my mom has perseverated on the absence of her gold necklace. My mom hides her valuables and then forgets where she puts them. She jokes about it and acknowledges she needs to stop doing this, but she cannot help herself. Almost 30 years ago, my mom bought a 2 foot long […]

Dad has Alzheimer’s

Dad has Alzheimer’s

For the past few weeks my mom has given me a variety of reasons to return to their town house: Mom: “Dad needs to do work in his office.” Kay: “The boys moved dad’s office to the apartment two months ago. Should we make sure the printer has enough ink?” Mom: “I need to go get […]

Can we order one of your books?

Can we order one of your books?

On the past few visits with my parents I have taken phone calls that were orders for the MemoryBanc Register. My mom let’s out a “hot dang!” then asks “can we order one of your books?” My brain reels. Try as I might, I’m the kind of gal who has the witty response a day after […]