Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Someone You Love has Dementia

My "mother-in-law from heaven" has written an article that has been published in the WADENA NEWS this week. It's about her experience from the time of my father-in-law's diagnosis of dementia until now, when he is in a nursing home. Here it is: SOMEONE YOU LOVE HAS DEMENTIA.

As for the more mundane aspects of daily life, after carrying on about the recycling yesterday I cleaned up that cluttered corner of the porch and changed the system at our house. This laundry hamper was brought from the bedroom to the kitchen and will collect all the recycling until it's full. Then the garbage bag inside will be carried to the basement, where I will sort its contents into separate bags that are now lined up against a bare wall. When they are overflowing, then off to the recycling depot they will go.

Why didn't I think of this sooner?
It's because, when it comes to many household details, I don't dwell on them long enough at any one time to take action. I usually have a thought and then carry on to something else. It's why the Christmas tree was only taken down yesterday. For the past month, I just walked on by!


  1. I just chatted with a friend last week about her father's years with dementia. Difficult times.
    I like the hamper idea.
    We have the Christmas tree still up in our bedroom. It's decorated in red and gold. Since our bedroom is painted red we're thinking it will stay up a good long while. :)

  2. tears running of course...(((Pat and Ivan)))
    For me the guilt just never stops.
    Strange old world. Sharyn

  3. I mean, re the Xmas tree.

    Sharyn, I will forward your comment to Pat. I don't know if she reads this blog.


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