Mondays With Mother: An Alzheimer's Story

In 2002 my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. It is a hard road, and we live it one day at a time. This is a chronicle of her disease and my Monday visits with her.

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Name: Anne Robertson
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Friday, October 21, 2005


Yes, it's been a long time since I've posted. Mother is still about the same, although she still has swelling in her feet. But my life has been so over the top that I haven't visited. I hope that will change this week.

What has changed already is that I have felt less guilty during the intervening weeks. I really saw last time that she is content where she is. At last, she is home. Not that she doesn't appreciate seeing me, but it was obvious that my presence was interrupting her routine. I guess that could be depressing, but it was freeing in its own way.

I have prayed often about my frustrations and fears and guilt in these days and the words that keep coming to me are that I was there regularly when it mattered most, and that I will be needed again at the end. For now, however, it is okay. Maybe that's just my own justification, but I do feel more peace.

And so for now I'll just try to post a couple more pictures.

Here she is in her room at the Birches last November when she first went in.

And here she is at our last trip out to Beech Hill Farm. She's the one with two legs!

And lastly, here she is with Cody, the stuffed dog.
Life goes on...


Blogger Gail Rae said...

Well, goodness! No wonder Cody wanders about...he's certainly suited to the task!

1:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did my heart good to see the pictures. My mother in law has AD and many of your entries let me know that good days are blessings.
Thank you for your insights.

2:13 PM  

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