Most people spent midnight on New Year's Eve ringing in 2019 at home, at a party, or watching Ryan Seacrest's Rockin' Eve. Bro and I rang it in in my car, on the way to the hospital because a second UTI had hit Daddy with a vengeance. His bladder was forgetting its functions. This time,… Continue reading [daughter chronicles] Slice 6: Living with Vascular Dementia when you don’t have it.
Stroke, and a UTI. The official diagnoses. The stroke had destroyed Dad's speech center and cognition, while leaving him physically intact. He was weakened but never lost consciousness, still able to move about, still able to walk. His mantra never reappeared. Instead, aphasia made his words nonsensical. As hard as he tried, he couldn't get… Continue reading [daughter chronicles] Slice 5: Living with Vascular Dementia when you don’t have it.