About

Every day I learn more about dementia and caregiving for dementia. This blog is to share, express and record my experiences, thoughts and memories.

My mother has Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia, diagnosed in 2011, though her symptoms date back several years. We live in Singapore.

Edited 15 July 2012

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  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog – I’ve read through your blog and many of your entries
    remind me of my time caring for my mother. Caregiving for Alzheimer’s patient is so hard.
    Feel free to e-mail me if ever you need a place to unload your stress. I will be following your
    blog – Wishing you support and love during this very difficult time and one day you will
    look back upon this with no regrets as you have done right by your mother.

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  2. Thanks for following my blog, and for leading me to yours. I will read with interest, and have passed on the link to my husband, who is also my carer. It sounds like I need to get a copy of the book mentioned above too. Take care, and as the Scottish Dementia working group taught me last week for both people with dementia and their carers, it should be “nothing about us, without us”. 🙂

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  3. A quick note to welcome you to http://diabeticredemption.com. If you’d like, please go to my Friends page, and tell me and my readers about you and your blog. (Please include the URL, so we can all find you.) I am looking forward to your insight in response to my posts, and don’t hesitate if you think I’ve gone round the bend, or off the tracks. I especially want to hear those, as I’m now aware, (I wasn’t always,) that I am not the center of the universe, nor the smartest opinion in this community. Again, WELCOME!!

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  4. I want to thank you for stopping by my blog, A Swift Current. I am just figuring out the blogging world; I have been concentrating on my writing and not as much on the connections we can make here. I also am frankly hesitant to read too much on this topic right now; I don’t want to inadvertantly take others’ observations/themes as I try to tell our story. That said, I look foward to the time I can delve into other writings and will certainly look to you. Thank you again. With best regards, Hallie Swift

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  5. Thank you for stopping by my blog and reading ‘the exam’ post… Caregivers have a great network and I will be posting a little periodically regarding my Mom’s journey, which in turn became mine. Big hugs out to you!

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  6. Thank you for finding my blog. Your own accounts of what’s happening to your mom are both endearing and harrowing to read! Please keep the writing going as there’s definite comfort in sharing your story with others.

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  7. Thank-you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I am most grateful . I know a little about what you are going through, though I have never had to care for a close relative. I worked for a few years as a volunteer carer at a day centre for dementia sufferers which gave their poor carers a little time to themselves. My mother-in-law has recently been diagnosed as having moderate dementia. She is currently in hospital as she has a number of other medical problems. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Clare

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  8. Hello…

    Here’s a little message from Türkiye to say “thank you”. I appreciate your ‘follow’, knowing how many interesting and entertaining blogs there are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my little corner of the world tries to offer an eclectic smattering of posts, from basic amateur photography, to sharing my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on our fruit farm in southern Turkey. I also throw in a few of my observations on life and lighter-hearted stuff for good measure.

    You are more than welcome to have a look around, stay a while and have a trawl through my small collection. There are plenty of drop-down categories within the menu bar to help in said digging process. Of course, if you have any comments, suggestions or concerns, feel free to let me know – I’m not easily offended 🙂

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…

    UNCLE SPIKE
    uncle.spikes.adventures1@gmail.com

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  9. My hat is off to you. Alzheimers is a terrible disease taking toll on the family and the individual suffering from this ravaging illness. God Bless you and your family as you take this journey.
    Thank you for stopping by the Cow Pasture and most especially becoming a fellow fence jumper. I am glad you were able to find things you enjoyed. I hope to hear from you again. comments are always welcome.

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      1. I have done a great deal of research on this topic for a WIP. Also, having been a nurse, I was exposed to many suffering this disease. Again, I tip my hat to you. May you and yours have a wonderful Christmas.

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  10. Thank you for stopping at spoonbeams. I have been exploring your reflections and have found inspiration and have already tweaked my post. There is so much to life — thank you for sharing Kinetic Rain.

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  11. I’m flattered you are following my farm blog – thank you! I don’t know if you are aware that my mother, also, has dementia. I blog on that more private topic at fortherestofherlife.wordpress.com.

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  12. Thanks for the “like,” but even more for it having led me here to your blog. You seem so much more graceful than I’ve been about this whole caregiving experience, and I so appreciate your sharing about it all. It makes those of us in the midst of this feel a lot less lonely to know we’re not the only ones out here. Your mom is lucky to have you, but it sounds as if she knows that. Your love for her shines through in every word and image I’ve seen as I scan your blog at the end of my lunch hour at work!

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  13. Hi, thank you so much for visiting and following my blog. I am glad you found my blog so that I could find yours. I am very much looking forward to coming back and reading some of your posts and your future posts. Wishing you all the best. Hugs

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  14. Just wanted to say Hi to a very sensitive person! You touch me every time you like a page on my blog, and I wanted to say “thank you”.
    I suspected, but did not know for sure, until now, that you live in Singapore. My parents lived there for 4 years in the early 1980’s. They urged me to come visit many times, but I never made it (I was still having babies then). I still have and treasure some of their souvenirs / travel reminders of your beautiful city.

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  15. Hi, I am very familiar with your stresses and dilemmas. We saw my mother-in-law to the end with vascular dementia/Alzheimer’s. Also, my work involved research on early-onset dementias, which included Alzheimer’s. I stand in total awe of families who live with, love and care for those suffering these diseases.

    On a completely different subject, my father was born in Malaya and during WW2 became a prisoner at the Fall of Singapore. I am working on a book using his memoirs and my parents letters. Singapore both before and after February 1942, is very much in my thoughts.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. Caregiving for a loved one with any form of dementia has to be experienced to be understood. Reading closely about others’ experience is another way to gain insights.
      I wish you all the best as you work on your book. My father was a child during WW2 and did not want to share his memories of those years with us.

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  16. Thank you for visiting Postcards from Kerry. Our current journey with Alzheimer’s disease is coming to an end as my beloved mum in law is dying. My husband is flying across the Atlantic Ocean tomorrow. Our revelation was that Mum became much happier once we had to put her in a specialized care home with staff who knew exactly what to do during a crisis. Everyone’s situation is different and wish you all the best looking after your mum but remember to be kind to yourself, also.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. Sometimes I believe Mom will be happier in another environment, and more stimulated. However, things being as good as they are, we have no impetus to take a risk and change.
      Wishing your family peace at this stage of the journey.

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