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A blog created for family members & caregivers to share and/or recieve information about Dementia, or to just sound off.

Owner: marthabk

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Latest Blog Posts for Dementia Journal

  • Time with my mother
    on Sep 9, 2011
     I am not sure how to start this blog today.  My mom passed peacefully  at home last month. I was blessed to be at her bedside when she passed. Saw the peaceful expression on her face. But, the loss has been hard. I had become so use t...
  • History learned
    on Sep 9, 2011
    After my mom passed I received a call from an old family friend. I learned that my mother was co founder of the local CAPS ( child abuse prevention services) program. I believe that I have already mentioned she was co founder of our local hospice pro...
  • Family
    on Jun 16, 2011
    My sister came to visit. For a caregiver this is a vacation. No cooking and adult conversation. I'm so grateful for my family. They always seem to show up when I need a break. Mom still eats about 4-6 ounces of food daily with 5-8 ounces of water. My...
  • 2 worlds
    on Jun 11, 2011
    I have not been good at keeping up with my blog. For that I am sorry. It is hard at times to try and explain how sad this disease makes me feel as it steals my mother from me. Hard to see a robust woman of 160 pounds become a frail 130 pound woman. I...
  • night time praise
    on Jun 11, 2011
    Sometimes at night when my mom is agitated. I go into her room and sing her praises. I tell her how wonderful she is. Kind,Caring,giving, pretty and sweet. How much she is loved. To which she will turn her head towards me smile chuckle. Say "thank yo...
  • Whats to come
    on May 30, 2011
    I think I have lost those moments of cognitive thoughts from my mom. Luck had it my sister called and was able to speak with her. It is hard to watch this robust woman become small and fragile. Tho my caregiver from Home Instead and I continue to off...
  • A new day
    on May 26, 2011
    Mom spends most of her evenings talking to my Father ( who passed 4 yrs. ago). With each conversation she is asking "please help me". I don't know how to take this. It seems to bring her comfort at times. At times she seems frustrated. During the day...
  • A new mom
    on May 24, 2011
    This is a hard blog. My mother is basically coherent. We have small conversations. She tells me if she likes what I am feeding her. She tells me what sounds good to eat. She says thank you. Responds when then breeze falls on her with," that is so nic...
  • Mom's comming home
    on May 17, 2011
    The bed has been ordered. Medical supplies in route. Mom will be coming home Friday.  I visited her today. She seems so far away (withdrawn). Non verbal, wont smile. Wont eat or drink much of anything.I hope when she gets home we will be able to...
  • A new day
    on May 16, 2011
    A new day comes with new challenges. Mom is comfortable but,unaware. Hospice has stopped the opiates. Which I believe will allow her to be more aware, once they are out of her system.  She will be coming home, I am told but, the house must be ma...
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