A Quiet Mother’s Day with Alzheimer’s

 A Quiet Mother’s Day with Alzheimer’s

All though our time was quiet, it was very nice.

We are in a stage where words don’t matter much… just being together is enough.

These are some photos of my daughter with her grandma… Precious

12 Replies to “A Quiet Mother’s Day with Alzheimer’s”

  1. Have you experienced any moments in this stage where you had a time where you really connected? I recently watched naomi Feil[s teaching video on Vaildation with an older lady in late stage where she makes an incredible connection.

    1. HI Monica

      Great question. We have them all the time with mom. We never know when they will happen but she has said “I love you” and responded to comments appropriately with just a few words. Or it might be just a squeeze of the hand or eye contact and smile… they are all so precious.

      1. wonderful!
        I wanted to also tell you how much I appreciate your blog so much. As a SW working with both the clients and the caregivers I have given your blog as a resource to my co workers and the families.
        Thankyou for sharing your journey with us.

      2. Thank you Monica! I can’t wait to formally roll out my new website. It will be the first international dementia resource site! Hopefully by June!!!! 🙂 It will be AMAZING and so helpful connecting people all over the world.


  2. Did this ever bring back memories. My son would go visit his grandma and talk and play with her hair. He called her a dandelion because of the poof of white hair she had. I still like to think somewhere in there she knew/felt something. But until near the end the best way was to give her something chocolatey.

  3. Hi, I found your web site after watching a YouTube video of you and your mother. My team is working on a product idea for a Technology Entrepreneurship class sponsored by Stanford University. We are currently investigating technologies to help Alzheimer’s patients, their family and friends, and other caregivers. If you have 2-3 minutes, please help us out by filling out a quick survey on your experience with your mother and possibly other Alzheimer’s patients.

    Thank you in advance for your help with this. And if you have any friends/colleagues involved with Alzheimer’s patients, we’d love to hear from them as well. There are two surveys. One for people who work with patients as part of their jobs. The second is for family and friends of Alzheimer’s patients.

    Industry Professional Survey

    Family and Caregiver Survey

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks again!

    1. Hi Reba,

      I will post on the blog so it gets more attention then just in comments. I’ll also tweet… blog
      Please keep me posted This might be something of interest for the Alzheimer’s Speaks radio show.


  4. Reminds me of the last few years I spent with my great-grandmother. It often seemed that she couldn’t understand us, or didn’t even recognize us – but there were definitely special moments where I knew that SHE knew we were there. Thanks for posting this.

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