Tag Archive | memory loss

Strokes and Dementia

Strokes and Dementia

The link between strokes and dementia

The mysteries accumulate and I’m feeling like Daphne Blake

The mysteries accumulate and I’m feeling like Daphne Blake

One of my favorite cartoons is Scooby Doo. When I arrive to visit my Mom today, I feel another mystery lurking. A vase of flowers is in my Mom’s apartment. I don’t dare ask where they came from because she will be unable to give me an answer. This cycle has repeated itself dozens of […]

The Truth Lies Between What I’m Told and What I See

The Truth Lies Between What I’m Told and What I See

One of the most frustrating factors of being a family care giver to someone with dementia who lives in a community is the amount of information you just don’t have. You want so badly to ask your family member how they are doing and what’s been going on, but they don’t remember. It took me […]

Where did Mimi move?

Where did Mimi move?

After rolling through the Christmas card list, one, my great Aunt Mimi’s, was returned. My mom asked me if I knew where she moved.  “Umm, Mom, Aunt Mimi died several years ago.” Thus began the discussion on the family tree. Over the past few months, I’ve spent hours pulling together and going through both of […]