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Love and Alzheimer’s: May 2018

9 Mar

Tuesday, May 1: Yesterday Jillian showed up right after Frank took off to visit other friends in the area. We fed her lunch and listened to her stories about her trip back home to England. After she left I asked Vera if she would like a sensual date. Vera said that she did not know. […]

Love and Alzheimer’s: April 2018

1 Mar

Tuesday, April 3:   It is the middle of the afternoon. We just took our second walk of this nice and sunny day. The weather has been beautiful for a few days now. Vera woke me up this morning around 6AM with giggling. I asked her what was so funny and she told me that there […]

Love andAlzheimer’s: End of March 2018

28 Dec

Wednesday, March 21: It is around 11 AM. Vera is sitting next to me on the armchair. We just drank our smoothies that tasted extra wonderful today. Vera woke up early this morning and was rubbing her body, I think exfoliating her skin. I asked her if she wanted to take a shower and wash her […]

Love and Alzheimer’s: March 2018

5 Dec

Friday, March 2: I woke up late, about 7:30 this morning but Vera is still sleeping and it is 8:15. We had a woman who is writing a story about Vic Baranco interview us yesterday. She was attractive, quite business like and the interview was long and not too much fun. It was OK. The […]

Love and Alzheimer’s February 2018:

24 Nov

Friday, February 9: I wrote a little Valentine’s poem for Vera. You are the spirit of my spirit The blessing that lights my soul The island of safe harbor As the sea turns into a shoal Love is who you are Also what you’ve got Pure as purity Shining on a spotless spot You’re the […]

Love and Alzheimer’s: End Of January + First week of February 2018

5 Nov

Monday, January 22: It seems like this will be the last week for my mom to be alive. She is no longer eating food and the caregivers think she in going soon. We plan to be there on Sunday. I guess that we will still go but I have a lot of resistance in going […]

Love and Alzheimer’s: January, 2018

22 Oct

Tuesday, January 2, 2018. We slept well the past couple of nights. Vera even let me take off her eyeglasses last night. It is mid morning and a new year. I got a rental car for our trip to Florida at the end of the month for a good price, which made me happy. My […]

Love and Alzheimer’s: End of 2017

15 Oct

Sunday, December 17: It is now around 11AM. We got back from taking a walk to the Farmer’s market and beyond. Last night was another rough one. Vera was not sleepy and kept waking me up to ask me if I was her friend and if I loved her. I kept telling her that I […]

Love and Alzheimer’s: Beginning of December 2017

8 Oct

Saturday, December 2: It is 2:30 in the afternoon. Vera is sitting in the armchair next to me once again. She is awake. Chad left this morning. Yesterday afternoon he was around the apartment with us. I asked Vera to take a walk a number of times but she was not interested and tired. Vera […]