Yours truly will be a guest on The Quilt Show! Look for me on a monitor near you some time at the beginning of 2011. If you can't wait that long, and you're a member of The Quilt Show, come to the taping! It will be on August 10th and "admission" is a completed, fully registered Priority: Alzheimer's … Continue reading I’ll Be On The Quilt Show!
On Tuesday (Nov. 11) I moved Mom to the hospice care center. Although she had been receiving hospice care at the assisted living facility since mid-August, after her fall on Sunday (which could have been prevented) I lost all confidence that the assisted living facility could keep her safe. She is receiving much better care now. … Continue reading Hospice Care Center
Beebe continued to do well on Friday and Saturday. Hospice staff who come out to the assisted living facility to check up on her have been amazed at her recovery, one nurse saying in more than a decade of nursing he'd never seen anything like it. She ate well on Friday and Saturday, gaining back … Continue reading More Ups and a Down
I just returned from Goshen, Indiana where Madison and I were invited to give the keynote speech for Greencroft Goshen's 20thAnnual Alzheimer's Seminar. Afterwards Madison helped me tell how service dogs can help people with Alzheimer's in the break-out session. This was in conjunction with the "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" exhibit which was displayed … Continue reading Goshen, Indiana
Every year at around this time, a certain flower blooms at the corner of our garage. As we drive in or out, the huge blossoms always take us by surprise. It’s a combination of their beauty, their size, their fragility, and the realization that the summer is almost over. I don't know what internal structure … Continue reading Every Year, Around This Time…
Each night when I go to bed I set my cell phone on the nightstand and wonder if it will ring during the night. Except last night; I just went to bed. I got "the call" at 12:45am and made it to Mom's room as the ambulance crew was trying to figure out how to … Continue reading The Phone Rang Last Night