Fight, Flight, or Meltdown?

I read Ann’s post and it was if her words were coming out of my mouth. The journey through dementias and Alzheimer’s Disease with our loved ones is unique, challenging, long, and, at times, extremely difficult.

So, too, is the journey through the grieving process after they’re gone.

The Long and Winding Road...

caregiver-burnoutI probably composed a 2,000-word post in my head earlier this evening as I drove home in tears – and now I’m having a hard time putting together a sentence! My eyes are burning, I’m exhausted, nauseous, and I wish I could run off to a deserted island until February.

It was this time last year that really marked the final decline for Mom. We’d hit a low point in September, but then she came back just a bit – enough to give us some hope. That, however, didn’t last long.

Detour Ahead – or Not

Over the past couple of months, I’ve tried so hard not to get weighed down with sad memories and heartache. Now that November is here I think it’s catching up with me. Each day, I find my thoughts wandering to last year at this time, and to be honest, I’m not sure that…

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