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Parental Journal 105 from Planet Elderly: Christmastime 2019

Thursday, December 26, 2019 It’s Sad Looking back on the past week or so, it’s sad to know that Mom isn’t remembering any of it.  Not the area Christmas party with gifts, snacks ,and music…not the Christmas dinner we enjoyed … Continue reading

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Drifting Toward Planet Elderly – Poem: Crumble of Jello Cake

December 13, 2019 – evening Last week Jello cake was served for dessert.  Mom said she was full and didn’t want any, but when she saw the small piece given to me, she changed her mind. It was fun to … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 104 from Planet Elderly: Breakfast? What Breakfast?

Monday, November 25, 2019 – mid-morning I am fortunate that things continue to be stable now that Mom has been a resident in the Woods Central neighborhood of Lenoir Woods for a little over one year. “Stable” means that she … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 101 from Planet Elderly: Naming Mom’s Toilet and Other Realities of Dementia

Morning, June 17, 2019 For the past several months, Mom has been coasting along quite well in the Woods Central neighborhood of Lenoir Woods. Walker?  What Walker?  Mom is the only resident who does not use a wheelchair, although she … 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 97 from Planet Elderly – There’s a Sadness Settling In

January 8, 2018 afternoon Mom has been at her assisted living memory care community for almost 10 months now.  I am so fortunate that, although difficult in the first few months, she acclimated better than I thought.  I owe a … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 96 from Planet Elderly – Christmas at The Arbors 2017

Although it was a quiet Christmas this year, it was meaningful. The decorations at The Arbors were beautiful, especially the spectacular Christmas tree.  Mom loved it…and kept insisting that “it’s been up for two years.”  Not sure how she came … Continue reading

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