There are 5.4 million people who have Alzheimer's. It cost 183 billion dollars in annual costs. Alz's is the 6th leading cause of death.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
1 John 4: 9-10

Mom and Dad Happy Times.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

White Christmas

I was not going to post again till New Years but Mom is napping and my son is with friends. So here I am all alone . Just me and my computer. Anyway we had a very pretty snow fall Christmas Eve. Which made for a White Christmas. Can't beat that.

Mom has been eating Maple and Brown Sugar oatmeal for breakfast and supper the last week or so. With yogurt , applesauce , juice and milkshakes for lunch and snacks. Anything else I try to feed her like soup or eggs she just says no or stops eating. I ask the nurse if I could feed her just oatmeal as her main dish and she said yes. I made her egg drop soup last night but that was a waste of time. She took a few bits of candied Yams Christmas . My soup and Potato flakes aren't going over to well anymore. Bummer . I thought I had it all figured out.

When I get a chance I will get some canned fruit and puree for her. That way she will have something besides applesauce all the time. We tried puree veg. before. Oh ! what a mess . Back out of the mouth they came. I think if we put sugar in everything maybe she would eat it. Never know . Might try that someday. Not really. Tomato soup with sugar sounds nasty.

Earlier today I went to Wal-mart and got some clearance wrapping paper. Hopefully next week I can go back and get more for even cheaper. The candles were half price so had to get some candles. Time to go bug mom. Have a Happy and safe New Year.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Christmas and New Year. We are staying home and might get a few snow flurries. I know many of my blogger friends are getting hit hard with snow. Be safe and send some our way.
Mom is in bed and my sister is watching TV. My son is out with is girlfriend. All is good. See you all next year.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I put mom's wheelchair van on Craiglist. I have to say it was a life saver. But now it just sets out side looking lonely. Many times the last few yrs. I have gotten bored and loaded mom up for a trip to the Sonic . The fireworks on the 4Th. , Christmas parade "last year not this year". And before she started yelling "A very bad" word with every bump her wheel chair hit we went to the mall a lot. Not to mention all the Doc. appointment's it took us to. But the last few things we did was stay in the van things. No more . Those times are gone. And we can use the money. I hope it sells fast and goes to a good home. Good bye old friend. :(

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Long Hair Or Short Hair That Is The Question

As long as I can remember mom always had a curly perm. Than when in the early stages of Alz's. she started refusing to even get it cut. It got very long. When I took over washing it for her I ask her if I could trim it to make it easier to wash . She said yes. Big mistake because she forgot that she told me I could .Now she does not care. And I have been keeping it trimmed for years. But it is time for a trim and the aid washes her hair now. So should I cut it so it will be easy for the aid or let it grow because that is the way mom wanted it in her later years? I will most likely trim it for the aid. But I still fell bad about the first time I did it. Mom kind of acted more lost after I cut her hair the first time. Like I took a memory that she could not get back. My advice for everyone is if your love one will notice a change you want to make don't do it. Wait till they won't notice .

If you notice my hair is a lot longer way back when and Moms was a lot shorter. Times sure change. :) I think this is from the 70's.

Friday, December 11, 2009

I'm Glad Your Back

In the early stages of moms disease after she started not caring about her chores. I would sit her in front of me and give her a towel to fold while I folded the rest of the cloths. She would play with it for awhile than give it back to me. Now she just holds it or drops it on the floor. And while I am doing dishes I sit her beside the dishwasher while I unload and load. Some days she sits without a word. Other times she is napping or being grumpy. Today she would talk awhile and sit silent awhile. I went out to the laundry room to take some cloths out of the dryer and hang some up leaving her in the kitchen alone for a little bit. When I came back she very loudly said . I'm Glad Your Back! That was nice and made me feel good. She missed me. She is paying attention.

Monday, December 7, 2009

I Am Gum

Mom said she was sad yesterday and I ask why. She sad because I am gum. I am sure she meant something else. Maybe I am sad and lonely or sad and scared.Or maybe she was sad because she did not know were she was. But it came out gum. Anyway we had a conversation which is good. Even if it does not make sense to anyone but mom.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Coconut oil

I finally found some coconut oil soft gels on-line . 120 for around $14 after shipping and handling. Than I found some at Wal-mart for $10 after I already ordered the others . They are larger pills only need to take one a day according to directions and the ones online want you to take 4 . I can't remember how many were in the bottle at Wal-mart. I would say 50 maybe but still cheaper than the 4 a day.

I have to poke a hole in them and put in moms drink. It is easy but can be messy. Watch out you might get squirted. Not good for your pretty blouses and clean spot free t-shirts.

We are both taking them. I need all the help I can get.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

This Bling's for You!

Leslie at Something Brilliant is Brewing gave me a wonderful new award. The Scholastic Scribe: 200: This Bling's for You!

I have to say thank you very much. Go visit her blog it is a great blog about her up hill and down hill battles with losing weight which is very close to my heart. She is doing a great job I have gotten some great ideas from her about losing and maintaining my weight.
This past week my Blogger family has graced me with writing about my blog on there blogs and giving this award. You guys really don't realize how important you are to my daily life. If only I could put it in words. Thank you , Thank you and Thank you.
Now according to miss Leslie I am suppose to pick 5 readers to pass award to , and also tell you the rules. But I am kind of lazy so if you click on my award it will take you to the link. Which was one of the rules. See Leslie I read the rules. Anyway on the link you can see all the rules and follow them if you like . I did almost all them. Really I did.
It was hard to just pick 5 Because I have 23 followers which I am so gratefully for.But I did it kind of and here they are my winners of the superior scribbler award. Congrats to all.

Dolores of moving forward with Alz's .

Rebecca of A Gathering of Thoughts

Suzy of A daily shot of life and Suzy bloomers

City girl Talks

Karen of life is good
Judi of Mom me And Alz's

Becky of Sew consult

Victoria of confessions of a new/old home owner

Cass of That old house

NV of This D*am house

Helen of Living Boldly

Gail of Mom & Me Journals

Carol of New Kid on the Blog

Oh! Did I ever tell you I can't count . :)

The Early, Mild to Moderate and Advanced stages of Alzheimer's in the brain.

The Early, Mild to Moderate and Advanced stages of Alzheimer's in the brain.

Seven Stages of Alzheimer's

1. No sign of congnitive impairment. 2. Very mild congnitive decline. 3. Mild congnitive decline. 4. Moderate congnitive decline. 5. Moderately severe congnitive decline. 6. Severe congnitive decline. 7. Very severe congnitive decline. (Congnitive pertains to the mental process of perception, memory, judgement, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.)

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