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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…