Alzheimer's disease

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mother's death

Her Greatest Adventure: Remembering My Mother’s Death

Exactly one year ago today, I walked into my mother’s room in the nursing home, carrying a cookies and cream milkshake (I was pregnant, after all), and found her finally at peace. First Anniversary of My Mother’s Death Even after 4 days of waiting and watching her body fail, finding her actually dead was a shock.  I …

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blessings

Dear Mom: You Were My First Blessing

Dear Mom, If life had gone the way I’d planned, I wouldn’t know much about Alzheimer’s disease. I would probably be organizing a party for your 60th birthday at Pappadeaux or Chuy’s instead of selling shirts and bracelets to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association in your memory.  I would probably be naive and foolish, …

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Saying Goodbye to My Mother: Peace After Alzheimer’s Disease

When I wrote Keep Me In Your Heart:  A Father’s Day Wish about the imminent loss of my mother and her father, I had no idea that my mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease would end just 8 days later.   Death after Alzheimer’s disease The 5 days leading up to my mother’s death were physically and …

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