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Parental Journal 63 from Planet Elderly – Respite Time Back in Missouri for a Few Weeks

Saturday, June 4, 2016  mid-morning This is the view I see each morning at my new rental place.   This is the view I need to see each morning.  I feel so fortunate to have Mom’s neighbor, Kevin, as part of … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 22 from Planet Elderly: Uneasy Time Away in Missouri

September 11, 2015 evening I’ve been home in mid-MO for a few weeks. At first I felt numb because not only did I have elderly parents in northern Illinois, I had other family members with drama going on here in … 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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Parental Journal 05 from Planet Elderly: Insistance, Confusion, and Rip Van Winkle

It’s interesting to re-read journal entries and edit them a bit, before I post them here.  I’m an only child baby boomer who has elderly parents dealing with dementia/Alzheimer (Dad-93) and short-term memory loss (Mom-almost 89).  We live 400 miles … Continue reading

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