As always, every day brings something new our way in this journey with Alzheimer’s. As easy it might be to fall in the woo is me trap, we find joy in every day we have with Mom despite the “junk” that sometimes creeps up on us.
The leaves have begun to change into brilliant shades of gold, yellow, orange and red. The mountains are boasting their first dusting of snow on the peaks and it was such a beautiful sight to behold. The colors begin to fade — just as memories continue to fade even more with Mom.
Late night conversations, bursts of energy to cook, answer the door, find something that might be lost have been our latest challenges… Grateful she still wants to do something, even if it’s 2 am or another 0’dark thirty time. Smiles and eyes that twinkle are still an everyday thing. Laughter, tapping to music, favorite foods and a root beer shake are highlights of our week. Speech is becoming less frequent and garbled at times, but there are still those moments that Mom brings us to our knees with a zinger! LOVE IT!