Dear friends, I have never reblogged before, but want to now with this post from my longtime friend and writer, Carolyn (and maybe it has to do with finally having a few minutes alone at a table in Starbucks, without someone young or old hollering, “Nana!”), who has just published her book–The Alzheimer’s Roller Coaster. Carolyn writes so truthfully and poignantly about caring for her mother. Some of you know I have care of my elderly mother, who is mostly in her right mind, but, really, what is a ‘right’ mind? Thank you, Carolyn!

The Alzheimer Roller Coaster

One of my daughters has always used the term, “God Winks,” whenever something appeared to be a coincidence.  There are no coincidences,’ they are little nods of approval from God, but you have to be open minded and have an open heart to see them.

Today was a beautiful breezy, sunny day.  A perfect day for pushing a wheel chair around the grounds of the memory care unit, for sitting on the patio and chatting. (I am not sure what we chatted about, but we chatted.) Occasionally a strong breeze would blow and mom would laugh as her hair blew in the wind.  After a little bit she told me it was time to go in.  We went into the library where the windows were wide open and the curtains were blowing full length into the room.  She thought it was very funny as they blew almost close enough for…

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