Although my dad doesn’t always recognize me as his son... He knows that I’m someone who loves him... Today is all we have... Be present. Allow those suffering from dementia, and Alzheimer’s to live a dignified life by sharing kindness and love.Read More
By day 3, mom thought that she was ready to go home, her memory still had gaps, but she was tired of being in the hospital bed. She hadn’t really asked about dad, and he didn’t ask about her, but when they saw each other in the hospital that night you could see how worried they were about one another.Read More
On Monday, July 9th 2018 - I had to help mom take my friend to his new home... Dad is now a resident at The Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home - Mom started looking into preparations for his move back in March although I don't think that any of us believed that it was actually going to happenRead More
In case I forget... Remind me who you are. You, and your love for me make me everything that I am.
I'm scared... I don't want to forget. I don't want to be confused. I don't want to scare you, or make you cry. I don't mean to hurt you, or make you mad. Please be patient with me. It's me... I'm your dad. I'm your husband... I gave you my all. I don't mean to forget you. Even if I don't know your name, or your face... My heart will always remember.Read More
Dad asked: Is that guy coming over again today?
mom replied: What guy? Your buddy "Melvin"?
dad: No, no, no, not that... That guy! The other guy, you know the guy! He lives around here...Read More
Father's Day 2017. When we got back to the house he told mom how he was having a good time hanging out with his "buddy". She pointed to me and asked him... Who is this man?Read More
I see dad almost everyday now. The only time I don't see him is when I go visit mom early in the morning and he's still asleep. Some days he doesn't get out of bed untilRead More
Remember that time that you lost your keys? Or, you tore apart all of the sofa cushions to find that remote that always goes missing? We've all lost things before, but... I would have never imagined that my dad would loose so much, so soon to Alzheimer's.Read More
Our usual phone conversation this past Sunday brought all of my emotions back up to the surface. "I try to keep a positive attitude." he says. "There's no point in feeling sorry for yourself, just trying to keep my mind active... I've been working on getting back into writing." This makes my eyes swell, and a painful knot begins to grow in the back of my throat, just like when I was a kid, and he had just caught me doing something that I wasn't supposed to...Read More
2012 Walk against Alzheimer’s at La Vina Winery. One lap around the dirt road that surrounds the winery. Mom made these great pins with Grandma Euri’s picture on them that we wore in her memory.Read More
That's what dad would say when we weren't quite acting right... :)Read More
I took the whole family to visit Dad and Mom, all six of us! While we were there Dad started teaching the boys how to play chess. I remember he started teaching me when I was five or six years oldRead More
Dad’s been in the hospital for a couple of days now, he was admitted for dizzy spells, the doctors wanted to eliminate the possibility of him having mini strokes. Turns out the dizziness is being caused by Alzheimer’s.Read More
Dad has never been shy, he loves to talk, he’s a great listener and has no problem expressing himself verbally or by using what he would say is his favorite… “the written word.”Read More
August 20, 2012 dad called at about 12:45 PM he said he couldn’t find mom, and had even gone to the store to look for her. This was the first time that I felt scared for my dads safety, the Alzheimer’s seems like it is progressing quickly.Read More