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

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

One Year

Hi, Everyone. Tomorrow it will be one year since Mom passed. It has been a busy year. New friends ,  New Job and New Adventure's. Some good some not so good. I still pray for her in my prayers. Than I realize she is ok now . I guess I forget she is gone. Than I say an extra prayer for me.
 One of my Fav. Blogger friends lost the love of her life recently to Alzheimer's . Dolores is a wonderful blogger friend and David was so lucky to have had her in his life to  love and care for him  . Prayers to her and your family. 
I am posting  10 more of the  101 ways to spend time with a person with Alzheimer's. I can't say I did many of these with mom. Maybe a few in the early  stages. It was a such a long illness and she was in the last stage forever it seemed. I just can't believe it has been a year. Time passed a lot faster now that she is gone than it did when she was laying in bed suffering. I do hate Alzheimer's. And all the  caregivers  know what I mean. Love to you all. Take care and Pray. Always Pray. You are never alone.
11. Bake Cookies
12.Take photos of the person and you and create a collage.
13.Brush or comb one another's hair
14.Participate in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's
15.Plant seeds indoors and outdoors
16.Look at family photographs
17.Wipe off the kitchen table after meals
18.Weed the flowerbed or tend to the garden
19.Fold laundry
20.Have a friend visit with a well-behaved pet.


  1. you need to blog more,,,, HUGS and be proud of the care you gave her.

  2. Oh Karen...... I can't believe it's been a year. Where oh where does time go? I was thinking yesterday that its been 2 weeks since David passed...... time is a mystery.

    I'm so thankful for our friendship.... I think of you often and I'm so happy that you have good things happening in your life. You have been such a good and faithful daughter, you deserve a lot of happiness!!

    Thinking of you and loving you!

  3. I am glad to see you back blogging, I have been saying prayers for you too

  4. Thinking of you today... a milestone in a life time of milestones.

  5. Thank you guys. Have a great Christmas. Love and Hugs!!!

  6. Karen,
    Sorry I haven't been checking in here. I do see you on Facebook. Would love to interview you for my blog as I did for Dolores, LaTane and Laurie. You were such an awesome caregiver for your mom.
    Hugs and prayers,


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