Vascular Dementia had 7 Forgots from my once vibrant, once fully-functional father under its proverbial belt, so far. Forgot how to talk, write, read. Forgot how to bathe, to use the toilet. Forgot his house. Forgot his kids. All in a matter of 3 months. What the next one would be was a waiting game.… Continue reading [daughter chronicles] Slice 12: Living with Vascular Dementia when you don’t have it.
Adrift in a rowboat on a cruel sea. Dumped on a deserted island. Isolated on the far side of the moon. Two amateur caregivers with our 84-year-old father, struggling to keep him from hurting us and himself. Out of people's sight, out of people's minds. That's how it felt, at first. Vascular dementia exacerbated by… Continue reading [daughter chronicles] Slice 11: Living with Vascular Dementia when you don’t have it.