Browsing All posts tagged under »Alzheimer’s disease«

A Journal Entry from 1997

February 27, 2019

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In 1997, I was 16 years old and in grade 11. My mother had “full-blown” Alzheimer’s. She was 46 years old. Writing in my journal was my form of therapy and probably the only productive coping tool I used during these years. I kept a diary from the time I was 13 and stopped writing […]

Dear Mama,

November 14, 2018

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Diwali has come and gone. It was a tough week as usual. I missed you so much. I don’t know how to live my life without you. I don’t know how to be happy on these “days” that are supposed to be about family and togetherness. All I feel is so much pain and darkness. […]

Life After Alzheimer’s

September 16, 2017

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My mom died when I was 19. She was 49. I stopped being a caregiver. But dementia is a shadow that continues to follow me. The summer has ended. I am relieved. I won’t have to look at pictures of people eating ice cream. Eating ice cream makes me anxious. I don’t mean feeling guilty. I […]

Becoming “Unity” – A Dementia Story

July 6, 2017

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I have always hated my name. The name given by my parents. Ekta. As a teen, I went by a childhood moniker, Sweets. But that didn’t go with the bad girl image I wanted to portray in college, so I switched it back to Ekta. Then, in 2004, Henri was born. Henri was my alter […]

10 Lessons from People l/w Dementia

March 8, 2017

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There are innumerable myths about what dementia is and how it diminishes a person. I vehemently differ from this opinion. I wanted to list down all the things I have learned, relearned and had reinforced as a direct result of working and loving people living with dementia.

Dancing w/ Mr. Lee

January 24, 2017

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A good day at work consists of music and dancing. The impact of music and dance on people living with dementia cannot be overstated. Here's another anecdote from my end.

Old Photo, Old Pain

January 23, 2017

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On January 23rd 2001, my mother succumbed to Young Onset Alzheimer's. I recently found my favourite picture in the whole wide world.

Yoga4U

The Yoga & Reiki studio

Dementia: Sharing The Good Times

Don't let dementia spoil your life.

When The Fog Lifts

A Journey with Dementia, rights and advocacy

deontetowner

You have the power to change the world. Don't let the world change you.

Woman, Interrupted

"We're all mad here" - Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland

BlueMonkey

Mind too spins on its own axis between the day and night. There's no wrong or right side.

Unforgettable

Lessons and love from Alzheimer's World

Queering the Kindom

The unfurling story of two women who love Jesus, justice, and each other.

Marcel Yogah

Actualize to do good

Sincerely Kate

The Obsessive Blog of a Compulsive Pen Pal

Positively Chels

Meaningful & Compassionate Living

Unity Counselling

Step towards your most authentic life

A Fair Chance for Education

Gendered pathways to educational success in Haryana, India

Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee

Mom, wife, adoptee, Huffington Post blogger, advocate and somewhat self-deprecating and neurotic goofball.

Conundrum.

Dabbles in writing, loves music and nature. Sierra Leonean

Chronically Grateful Me

Life is hard enough. Don't go through life with pain that’s keeping you clutching the steering wheel. Join me as I learn to deal with Adrenal Fatigue-Hashimoto’s- Hypothyroidism-OA- Osteonecrosis – Spondylolisthesis and how going to a mostly to a plant-based lifestyle and meditation helps my pain.

asmallwardrobe.wordpress.com/

Minimalism of the wardrobe, home and mind.

Skillfully Well & Painfully Aware

Living skillfully well with chronic conditions

Maranda Elizabeth

To be true to my own weirdnesses.

The Journey To Me

sharing the teachable moments along the way

The Catalysts for Change

Bringing awareness to mental illness and sexual assault

A Moreno Blogs

Seeking Stories. Discovering pamana.

Everlasting Smile Wisdom

Be the reason for a million smiles but never be a reason for even a single grudge

vivaran

Everything Matters

Pigs, Figs & Higgs

Making it up as I go.

Daily (w)rite

For lovers of reading, writing, travel, humanity

kateswaffer.wordpress.com/

Kate Swaffer: Creating life with words: Inspiration, love and truth

Pies Lies And Thighs

A long term travel blog full of stark reality, hilarious cynicism and beautiful escapism.

off~peak

learning to go with the flow by going against the tide

Karenwriteshere

Hope isn't an emotion, but a daily choice. Choose hope.