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Parental Journal 15 from Planet Elderly: Confused Thoughts, Failed Filing System, and Old Bourbon

June 30, 2015  afternoon This two-week visit is coming to an end.  Dad’s birthday is tomorrow and I return to MO on Thurs. July 2.  My next scheduled visit is Aug. 13 – 20 for Mom’s birthday on the 16th…unless … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 11 from Planet Elderly: A Frisky Day for Dad

April 30, 2014 5:30 a.m. Into a fairly regular routine with its good days and bad days. When Mom gets snappy or angry about a question or suggestion, I just go into quiet mode. There’s no point in trying to … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 08 from Planet Elderly: Issues and the Oxygen Argument

Tues. April 8, 2015 morning Dad had a low grade fever yesterday, so the nurse kept him in the dementia wing during lunch. We visited with him there, but he did not eat anything. Nursing staff are concerned about the … Continue reading

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