Sweet Dreams

In my dreams, Mom is either talking and sharing wisdom or lost and unreachable. There is no in between. As a life-long dreamer I have become a student of my dreams. Some, I write off to whatever I had for dinner the night before. Others contain insights and perspectives I have never considered before. Some … Continue reading Sweet Dreams

Dementia Doesn’t Shelter-in-Place

Dementia doesn’t shelter-in-place.  There is no pause.  There is no waiting.  It rolls relentlessly on, continuing its forward movement.  It continues to take away Mom’s ability to communicate.  Words are fewer and farther between.  It continues to take away her mobility.  Steps are slower and slower.  Its newest take away is her ability to swallow.  … Continue reading Dementia Doesn’t Shelter-in-Place