Welcome


Welcome to my blog!

This is my little attempt to record my experiences as I learn to be a caregiver for early dementia in my family. Things change over time, and without records, unfortunately for all of us, memories fade.

This will be a record for myself, my family and friends, and anyone else in the world who is facing a similar situation. I hope you will find this site useful, and I look forward to your comments!

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5 thoughts on “Welcome”

  1. Welcome. I’m so happy you joined us here in the blogosphere. I look forward to reading your experiences. I hope to collect all the links to my posts about my dad’s Alzheimer’s onto a page under my “series” tab on the menu across the top. I just haven’t gotten to it yet. That way you, and others, can filter out the posts you aren’t interested in, yet catch up on the Alzheimer’s ones.

    I read your post about when it started for your mother. I too try to figure it out for my father. I believe he started having noticeable symptoms in 2007. Certainly by the time of my son’s wedding in November. But I only can say that by looking back. We didn’t know at the time.

    It’s a terrible thing to have to go through and watch a loved one slowly slip away. But you’re not alone. We’ll all get through this.

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    1. I’m glad I joined too! I have been trying to read up everything I can on Alzheimer’s, and there’s only so much I can share with family and friends that they want to hear about. There are bits I never want to forget, and a timeline to record. I started keeping a handwritten journal but only got to a few pages and found it slow going. So the blog has been a wonderful way to journal, share and get to know others with similar experiences. Thank you.

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  2. I have been keeping a journal (but not daily) for years. I do it on the computer and I can then search for things I am trying to remember. But then, when things got really busy, I didn’t record them in my journal so later I couldn’t find any record of them! I am now keeping a blog too as it helps me sort out issues in my mind and it brings me good feedback. I will be following your blog as well. I guess if I can’t get to a support group (haven’t found any that meet in the daytime), then I will find my support online. It is a great help to find other bloggers who share their experiences. I learn so much from them!

    Dad’s dementia started slowly and at first I didn’t notice. I think mom covered for him for awhile too without thinking about it. She was frustrated when he did less and less and didn’t understand about Alzheimer’s at all. But she did all his cooking, cleaning, medication management, etc. so he got good care anyway. Now that she is gone, I had to deal directly with his Alzheimer’s myself and find a way to get him the care he needed.

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    1. Thank you. I think you are doing a great job for your dad. I absolutely agree that online support is a source of comfort on this journey. Wish you well and I will be following your blog.

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