The wife

I am going through this now with my husband. I kind of expected withdrawal and memory loss. But I didn’t expect so many roller coaster rides. The ups and down […]
Read More

The Builder

The Builder I was the one with pen in hand, building imaginary worlds with words. But my dad held the tools that built my life. He constructed the foundation for […]
Read More

Miss

Attatched is a poem I wrote for Mum who died from dementia with Lewy bodies.
Read More

Coping with Pain Through Writing

The Father Forget not that the Earth likes to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. He is standing alone in the middle of […]
Read More

Mrs.

Happy birthday, Daddy. When I look at this photo, I see my own son – the wondrous and precocious child who makes everyone laugh with anecdotes and proverbial dad jokes. […]
Read More

This is Lewy… my mom’s story

My mother, Alice, was originally diagnosed with Alzheimer’s around 2001, but had adverse reactions to the medication prescribed by her doctor. After several setbacks that required additional care in order […]
Read More

My Twin

I have not lived around my twin sister for a few years. She lived with me in 2014 after her divorce. She had a back injury and was heavily medicated […]
Read More

Caregiver sister

My story is about my brother-in-law and he was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s. In December of 2017, an intern gave him an antihistamine and steroid shot and after that he […]
Read More

My Mom

My mom was courageous and kept her sense of humor as best she could. She has been gone for three years now. She passed about three weeks before Robin Williams […]
Read More

My Mom, LBD and Tamiflu.

My Mom is 93 years old, was diagnosed with LBD 3 1/2 years ago by her geriatric physician.  On 3/18/17, the nursing home where my Mom resides started giving Tamiflu […]
Read More