The Dementia Chronicles: Cousins

Yes, I know, I've switched blogs and have moved it here.

I also know it has been forever since I've updated.

So where are we in the process?  Mom is still living alone, which has provided a few scares.  Like the call I received from the pharmacy because Mom had made it all the way out there with her pill sorter, confused, lost, unsure of how to get home wanting to know who filled up her pills (me).  She had gone crazy with her pills and was taking more than one day's slot per day.  So she emptied it rapidly.  We got her home (thanks to someone at Kwik Shop in Eudora.  I don't know who you are but you are a Saint).  I wound up taking her pill organizer away from her and leave 1 week of her dementia med each week.  Plus her vitamin bottles.

Then there was the morning when she started babbling about no coffee.  I called her neighbor and had him check. Somehow the basket for her coffee maker had gotten misplaced/thrown out.  Oddly Mom had stuffed an old coffee maker in …

Reading - quantity vs qualiy

So in 2014 Goodreads had his little gizmo on it asking you to set a reading goal for the year.  I chose 52.  A book a year.  And I accomplished it.  But now that I have I am asking myself how I got there.

The answer is, after some pondering, a mix of audio books that I listen to in the car and he usual reading (mostly on kindle).  Now I'll admit that in 2014 due to 'life events' related to my mother, dementia and my living 2.5 hours from her that my audio book reading time increased substantially this year.  Five hours every weekend will do that.

However, my regular reading this year seemed to be boosted by a lot of YA reading.  Now there is nothing wrong with that.  I found myself caught into series such as Divergent (and in prior years The Hunger Games) this year.  I am often drawn as a writer to YA fiction in part because I can study it.  Good YA fiction is written so tightly that you can't hide drek.

I did notice that at times I was putting off reading larger to…

The Dementia Chronicles: Potties and Progress

it ws one of those weeks.

The Dementia Chronicles

today's observation.

Another entry in The Dementia Chronciles

The Demenita Chronicles: The Jerk

Another entry from my documentation of my mother's dementia.

The Dementia Chronicles

This is a series of posts I have made over at livejournal documenting my recent adventures with my mother's dementia.

Going forward I will either cross post here or provide a link there.