Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

Parental Journal 103 from Planet Elderly: Part Mom Part Child

October 13, 2019 late afternoon Adult children who become caretakers or care managers of their elderly parents with dementia know that the reversal of roles can be quite challenging, especially when the parent has no clue of his/her limitations. Sweet … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 100 from Planet Elderly: Mom Was My Valentine and It Was the Best Valentine’s Day Ever

February 20, 2019 The planned Valentine’s Day party at Mom’s community included the C Rock City Band from here in Columbia.  They specialize in classic hits from the 60s and 70s. And this party wasn’t for the whole Lenoir Woods … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 98 from Planet Elderly: “I Need to Find Myself”

Tues. July 31, 2018 Mom and I have been coasting along with a regular schedule for the past year and four months since she moved into assisted living memory care. Shelter Gardens outing Spring 2018   Our current schedule includes … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 91 from Planet Elderly – Is It Time for Adult Pull-ups? Well, That Depends.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 – mid-afternoon As it turns out, yes.  It was time and Mom didn’t balk at all.  In fact, she seemed to be a kind relieved to know that if she didn’t quite make it to the … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 86 from Planet Elderly – Relocation Saga: ROADBLOCK

Monday, March 27, 2017 – 3 a.m. Mom woke up early yesterday and announced that her house means too much to her.   She will not move to Missouri. I sipped coffee and listened.   She told me how comfortable she is … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 77 from Planet Elderly – Five Days of Hospice

Saturday, September 24, 2016 – early morning My wonderful dad, Victor Anthony Leogrande, peacefully passed away on the morning of Thursday, September 22 after receiving five days of hospice care.   It filled my heart with joy and gratitude that Mom … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 75 from Planet Elderly – Mom’s 90th Birthday Present to Herself: Passing Her Driving Test (Yipes!)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 – Evening What can I say?  The gal’s got guts.  After seven failed attempts previous to this visit, I took her to the motor vehicle place today thinking this would do it; this would convince her … Continue reading

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