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    Living With Alz Series: LTC One Year In

    It's crazy how much can change in one year. Back in January I reflected on my 2018 and all the adventures I went on, and one thing I didn't really focus on was mom going into the Long Term Care home. I touched on it while reminiscing a few weeks later, but I wanted to dedicate an entire post to this journey our family has been on over the last year.

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    Living With Alz Series: Reminiscing

    I have an app on my phone called "TimeHop". I'm sure some of you are familiar with it, and others might not be. The app is connected to my different social media profiles, and works like the "Memories" page on Facebook. It pulls posts from this day, years in the past. So today, April 6 2019, it pulled a post from April 6 2016 - the day that my mother had her first visit with a PSW.

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    Living With Alz Series: World Alzheimer’s Day

    I know she doesn’t understand, but give her my love and support. Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. When I was a kid, I didn’t think that this would be a day that I would know, or recognise. Then again, the world works in mysterious ways, and here I am today. Mum is doing good. My dad goes to visit her every other day, and I try to get out to see her at least twice a week. Sometimes it’s just once, as the world works as it does, but it’s so nice when I get to see her. We went up yesterday, as I was gone for three days, and…

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    Friday Favourite meets Living With Alz: Peel Region’s Redstone Dementia Unit

    On Tuesday, my dad and I attended one of the Family Council sessions at the long term care home my mom is at. It was our first time attending a session – and I can tell you it won’t be our last. We felt a little out of place at first with it being our first session, and I feel like there’s a bit of catch up to do. At the end of the day, it was worthwhile. I will tell you, I was surprised to see how low the attendance was. The executive of the council did let us know that they don’t usually have summer sessions, but this…

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    Living With Alz Series: The Intro

    Sometimes I feel as though this has been a big part of my life for so long, that I forget that it’s even my life. It’s just become the norm. Which – let me start by saying – this should never be somebody’s norm. For those of you that had followed me on my previous blog, Living With Alz, you’ve heard a bit about my journey. For those of you that are brand new to this, and had never heard it before – welcome, and you’re in for a wild ride. I was 22 when my family got the official diagnosis: my mother had Alzheimer’s. If we are being honest, we…

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