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Three Horrible Families

When I worked in the Alzheimer’s Ward, we seldom saw family members. I don’t blame them. It’s hard for a child to visit a parent who doesn’t recognize them. It’s heartbreaking. But there were a few who visited regularly. There was one son who came in every weekend to play chess with his father. Alzheimer’s …

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Tremors

When I worked at the nursing home, there was a woman there who suffered from tremors.  At random times her right hand would begin shaking violently, but she never let it bother her.  “Oh, that’s God reminding me to say my prayers!” she’d say, then pause, find something to be grateful for, and say a …

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Happy Memories

From Yahoo News: For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition.  “Good morning, merry sunshine, how did you wake so soon?” Irving’s daughter, Tamara Rusoff-Hoen, sings in a video playing from a laptop …

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