Friends

The Dementia Struggle

I read a friend’s post today and could empathize in my own situation. This is what she wrote: “My husband was diagnosed with Temporal frontal lobe dementia in in 2014. His progression has been gradual until this past year and now it is increasingly progressing. It is the saddest thing I have had to watch […]

91 Year Check Up

My dad turned 91 years old today. It was a joyful morning as he opened lovely greeting cards. Unfortunately, right before lunch he had a weird episode where he was seeing everything double. This combined with the super dizzy episode he had a couple days ago had us very concerned. So I called his PCP. […]

Free Yummy Food

The other day I received an invitation for a food truck event to be held at a newly opened senior housing center. I talked with my parents and friend about going and they thought it sounded like a fun adventure. So I called in our RSVP. My mom’s friend came to visit today and play […]

Double Hugs

Our neighbors came over tonight to celebrate my parents. When they arrived, we hugged. It was then that we realized it had been over a year since we visited in the house and hugged one another. We hugged again. It was wonderful. I Found God today getting double hugs.

Spared in Accident

A friend called me last night all wired. She told me the story of an accident she had been in a couple hours earlier. She was waiting to turn right onto a busy road when she saw the whole thing unfold. A car turned left across the busy road coming her direction. Another car on […]

Peace Be With You

I got together with my prayer group last night. We read and talked about this Sunday’s upcoming Gospel. In this reading, Jesus Christ appeared to His apostles after He was resurrected. The first thing He said to them was, “Peace be with you.” In our meeting, we talked a lot about that elusive peace that […]

The Fifth Dementia

My mother read an article in the magazine “Brain and Life”. It talked about the importance of music in the health of your brain. A band named the Fifth Dementia, is made up of people with different backgrounds and music abilities. But what they have in common is that each person either has a neurodegenerative […]

Breath of Fresh Air

It was an absolutely gorgeous day today and my sister was here, so I connected with a friend and went for a hike. We hadn’t seen each other in months and were teary eyed when we met up. We held our breath, faced opposite directions, and gave each other a big hug. Luckily we had […]

Outpouring of Encouragement

A friend whose husband has Parkinson’s had come to the difficult realization that it was time for him to be placed in a memory care facility. He kept trying to walk on his own, which he is unable to do, and was falling on a regular basis. While it was an incredibly painful decision, she […]

Back to Playing

Due to COVID-19, it has been months since we have had visitors. But things are different now that my parents are fully vaccinated as are some of their friends. Today, my mom’s piano playing friend came over just as she used to every week. It was wonderful to see her and visit without facemasks so […]