Tag Archive | guilt

I forgot visit or call Dad?

I forgot visit or call Dad?

My Dad passed away 3 years ago, so why am I dreaming I forgot to call him?

Dreaming of Mom

Dreaming of Mom

I was so happy when I woke up from a dream where mom didn’t have dementia. They started after mom died, and I hadn’t realized that for the last few years of mom’s life, she always had dementia in my dreams. For the first time since mom passed away, I had a dream about her […]

How the Game of Thrones Soothed my Caregiving Guilt

How the Game of Thrones Soothed my Caregiving Guilt

My son got me hooked on “Game of Thrones” a few seasons ago. When he left for college, I realized I would no longer have a viewing buddy. My daughter quickly volunteered which meant there would be hours of TV getting her up to speed on the show. During the 4th season, there are a […]

Managing dementia over the holidays is difficult

Managing dementia over the holidays is difficult

I feel guilty as we are rolling into Christmas. When my Mom suddenly failed last month and we were advised that we should move her into hospice, I was thinking this would be my first Christmas without a parent. I was both sad and relieved by that idea. My Moms quality of life is beyond low. […]

Facing the Ghosts of our Loved Ones with Dementia

Facing the Ghosts of our Loved Ones with Dementia

Twice in the past week I have driven by a bakery that makes saltenas that I took my Dad to in the last month of his life. Right after I was told he had a tumor on his tongue, we had a variety of appointments to figure out what it was and how to treat […]

A week later, Mom still sporting her sunglasses

A week later, Mom still sporting her sunglasses

As you adjust to caring or just loving some one who has dementia, I hope you are finding rewards in the things you can still share and enjoy together. While I don’t want to focus on how long or short this phase of my Mom’s disease state will last, I am enjoying my visits and […]

What happened to your Christmas Tree?

What happened to your Christmas Tree?

When I arrive to visit my Mom, I ask her if she finished decorating her Christmas tree. She gives me a puzzled look and asks “What Christmas tree?” On a recent visit, my son and I helped “put up” a baby potted Christmas tree for her apartment. We added a string of lights that are […]