Tag Archives: Dementia

Due Respect – And Other Shortcomings — 073011

Dementia may be a cloud in Mom’s head, but her current state of acuity is as sharp as a knife. How else would you explain what happened here? Continue reading

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A Picture of Health — 071011

For several years now, I’ve written – in great detail – of Mom’s many serious medical challenges. Every word I’ve written has been true. And yet, when you see her now, you’ll wonder what I’ve been drinking. My mother is a picture of health. Continue reading

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Clever lady — 062211

She asked me to buy cellophane tape and proceeded to explain what she needed it for; an explanation I didn’t understand. So she showed me. Hiking up her pant leg, she revealed the WanderGuard taped to her skin high above the ankle. It was an odd sight, but one that smacked of genius. Continue reading

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A Hot Mess — 060311

There’s a saying around here: “It’s a hot mess!”  Of course, there’s also the personalized: “He’s a hot mess!”  I believe this expression is a derivation of the colloquial: a stinking pile of (mess).  I’m not sure if what we’ve … Continue reading

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Progress update — 042811

Mom is doing better.  Much better.  She is dressing (slowly) every morning.  Her Physical and Occupational therapists tell me every day that she’s giving rehab her best effort.  In addition, Mom’s back to walking around Piedmont Place without help or … Continue reading

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Medical update — 041411

Mom’s temperature was the medical feature of this day.  It started high and got higher…up to 102.5.  That triggered a urinalysis which revealed a Urinary Tract Infection.  As I’ve noted in the past few ElderBlog posts, she does have a … Continue reading

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Medical update — 021011

There have been times when Mom thought she was having a high blood pressure event.  She reported these to her nurses who then took her BP and usually found it unremarkable. Mom has been feeling lethargic since about Sunday.  She … Continue reading

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