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Day 106 - Home Adjusting, Looking Back, Looking Forward

Sunday, August 4, 2016

The cruelest part of dementia, I think, is the roller coaster.  Just when you are feeling adjusted to the loss of your loved one, they have a great day. 

George is back!  I fall in love all over again.

How does that happen?  If the brain cells are dead like the doctors say, then how can someone who couldn't carry on a conversation for many weeks is now all of a sudden able to chat with you?  Someone who can't think what to do with themselves now thinks to take out the trash and the recycling. 

Now, I know what you are thinking.  He is home in familiar surroundings.  But before we left on our trip we were home and he wasn't listening and comprehending my side of phone conversations and was forgetting about the trash and recycling.

He had good days when we were traveling.  On Sunday after we got back from our trip George had a VERY good day.

I have heard of people on their deathbeds.  Laying there close to death for days and then, just before they die…

Day 72 - Getting Around in Broomfield, CO

Monday, August 1, 2016

Last evening I talked to George about going to England.  After thinking about it I realized I would be spending my time in Colorado trying to get everything set up for our trip to England.  George never really had that on his bucket list, it is my thing. 

So I contacted the lady who was wanting us to house sit in Kingsley, UK and said to go ahead and hire someone else for the gig.  She already had someone picked out in case we didn't come. She was understanding, her father had Alzheimer's Disease.

I took a few more pictures yesterday evening when we took a walk down to the Grocery Store.  It was a four mile walk round trip.

 The sun was setting on our way "home".

Now for TODAY.

This morning I felt so tired... so frustrated.  I had no plan for our first full day in Broomfield and George was waiting.

 I used up some of Arlene and Dicks onion and the brocolli I bought at the store last night and make us scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast.