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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mini Vacation

Good Morning all. It is 5:30 am . I should be back in bed. No nurse or aid coming today but no I am up and at it. Been up since 3. I am going to Eureka Springs Arkansas today for a mini vacation. Be back tomorrow sometime. So wanting to get started.
 Got up to  turn and change mom at 1 but than I could not go back to sleep again. Layed in bed thinking about the day till 3 so gave up trying to go back to sleep.  Turned and changed her again than ate breakfast and took a shower. She is wide awake now.  Don't know if I want to get her up or leave her in bed. She would love a milkshake so I will give her one of those in a min. My sis is coming over at 8 than I am out of here. It is chilly. Around 49 degrees. Debating on what to wear. Will be in 80's here later. Shorts or jeans? Can't make up my mind. Guess I will wear jeans now and change into shorts later maybe. A friend and I are going to the Passion Play . It is a live action play in a big outside open theater  about the last days of Christ. I saw it when I was a teenager but it is bigger and better now. Can't wait. Better go give mom her milkshake. Have a great day.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Great Walk To End Alzheimer's

Here is our Team Hudson for this years Walk To End Alzheimer's. Some had left before the group picture but the walking picture has at least parts of everyone. LOL!!! It was a nice day. Kind of chilly at first and than sprinkled a little than the sun came out and warmed us up fast.
My sister stayed with mom. We left her in bed till I got home than got her up so we could feed her a good lunch. My sis. gave her easy stuff in bed . Milkshakes ,yogurt , fruit. All of her favorite things. But  after we got her up we made her oatmeal and eggs. She was having trouble eating oatmeal for awhile but doing better now. And her UTI is all gone. So it was a good week. Hope this coming week is the best for us all. And God Bless American on this day and always.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Can't Sleep Again

11:26 pm and I can't sleep. Mom is sleeping so sweetly. Her UTI is so much better. And she has been happy and talking a lot. Can't make out all she says but she is sure talking to someone about something and smiling while doing it.
 I turned her and changed her around 9:30 and just peeked in at her and she looked so comfy. I will need to turn and change her again soon. And than hopefully I will be sleepy.
Usually I have nothing to do except care for mom and wait on the aid or nurse to come visit her but tomorrow I have two Doctor's appointments and I can't sleep . Isn't that the way it always turns out? I did not drink a late Cherry Dr Pepper either so it must just be nerves. Since caring for mom my old body is giving out. I have a naval hernia so have to get an ultra sound and see whats going on with that and it is time for my yearly Mammogram. Not sure how they got set for the same day but I guess it works out good . They will be over with all in one day. And they are close to the mall so in between appointments I believe a visit to the mall is in order don't you? Maybe lunch. My sister will wonder what has happened to me.
 Time to go bug mom again. I bet she won't be happy. Have a great evening.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy 84th Mom!!!

Well another year.This is the 3rd birthday I have been writing this blog. Time sure has passed fast. I just don't have anything to write anymore.Seems like she is stuck in this stage of Alzheimer's and can't get out.The nurses just can't believe how long it has been . Being on Hospice 3 yrs is not normal. The Lord only knows why we are still here. There must be a reason. Someday he might show me. For now we are just living day by day.
  Mom  had a pretty good 84th birthday. Better than the day before. The nurse brought her medicine for her UTI Thurs and I think it is working.
 I usually make her lemon cake but this year I let my son pick and he wanted spice cake. And she did not mind. She ate it very well.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are playing there first game of the season. The score is 40 to 0 Ark. So my son is a very happy man I am sure. He is at the game with his girlfriend. I can just see them having a great time.
We have rain and cooler weather coming tomorrow so it will be a nice long weekend. I mowed today and it was hot. Should of waited till the cooler weather but have to do it when I am in the mood. My son would of done it tomorrow or Monday  but if it rains than no mowing.
Hope all have a wonderful Labor Day.

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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