Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

What Does “Memory Care” Really Mean?

“We are looking at Shady Acres for Mom – it is a Memory Care facility.”  This is something usually said by a family member with a certain level of satisfaction. Now, in this story, Shady Acres is a fictional place, … Continue reading

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The Father I Lost

I write this on June 21, 2015. Today is Father’s Day. It is also the day that the Team I created in memory of my mother, Velma ,is taking part in The Longest Day, a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association.  It … Continue reading

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The Mom I Knew

My mother Velma was complex and our relationship was complicated. Like many women of her generation, she took a job during World War II. As a chemistry major in college, she worked in a plant  that developed therapeutic uses for … Continue reading

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Why Wisconsin’s Family Care Program May Force Some People into Nursing Homes

Today’s blog goes past the recent budget changes, to talk about an issue that is concerning to the families of Alzheimer’s patients, and that is not commonly known. Because of the problem I am about to discuss, people who could … Continue reading

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