dementia

Putting It All Out There…

life

If I can be honest with you, friends, I will share that so far 2017 has not been treating me well. What normally kicks off a season of positive change and excitement for most people, has not been so for me. While there are many things I can be (and am) grateful for, there have […]

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A Forgotten Birthday

life

I imagine that every year you look forward to celebrating your birthday. Even if as we get older we joke about not celebrating our special day or not wanting a big fuss made out of growing a year older, deep down, I’m sure you appreciate receiving well wishes. Birthdays are for celebrating, after all; they […]

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Disconnected Memory, Reconnected Relationship

life

As ironic as it seems, my dad’s dementia and memory loss is strangely helping us to reconnect. My father and I have never been very close – not in the way you normally think of a father-daughter relationship. We had no issues and did have a relationship, just not an emotionally close one.

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Watching Dementia Take Over

life

Every time I visit my parents’ house, it brings about bittersweet feelings. I’m glad to be able to spend time with them, but seeing my dad fall deeper into his dementia and be forced to succumb to the disease, is heartbreaking in many ways. This was a man that growing up I saw as strong […]

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Sharing Heritage By Keeping Memories Alive and Creating New Ones

Latino Culture

As I’ve mentioned before, my father has dementia. He was diagnosed with it about three years ago, but began to show symptoms close to six years now. His dementia manifests itself in many forms and shows in various things my dad says and does. Forgetting things is not all it’s about, but it does play […]

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