Just an update

It has been too long since I last wrote about our life and journey with Kris and Alzheimers. My thoughts over this past year have been just too dark and depressing to even express.  Kris is at a point where she needs assistance with the most basic functions in life. Putting on socks, a shirt, […]

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The fight against, con’t…

The fight is now left to us that know and love her. I witness people carry the fight for Kris everyday. The network of people who fight for Kris is wide and varied. We are blessed to have physical and material support from people like Sue, organizing a walk to raise funds, in Kris’ name. Rick […]

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The Fight against…

How often we hear the phrase “The fight against…” Cancer, Heart disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s  and so on. We see the posters, ribbons and logos that remind us to keep fighting by giving or going to a rally or walk. And we do. We especially think of the people who deal with the disease and their […]

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Things that make me smile

This past year has been, singularly, the hardest year of my life. I have watched Kris lose more of herself everyday. I see too much. I see so many things that cause pain. But, I also see things that are truly amazing. I see, hear and experience things that make me smile. It makes me […]

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The Long Goodbye

I’ve been reading The Long Goodbye authored by Patti Davis. I can’t read much in one sitting, too many tears. Patti has a way of unlocking the feelings deep inside and brining them to the surface where they are all too real and raw. It is a Long Goodbye. I see pieces of Kris falling […]

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Bags

Holy Crap. The bags are out of control. Kris has several bags that she carries around now. Her whole life is in these bags. Everything from coins to underwear, to cans of coke, even bags within the bags. I have tried to hide them so she only carries one. She finds and fills them again. […]

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Whiteboard

We got a whiteboard a couple weeks ago. I wanted to help give Kris things to do and help her progress thru the day. It’s on the side of the fridge. It seems to work well for the most part. I put reminders about who might be coming over to visit, what time I’ll be […]

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