February 19, 2019

We are Killing our Seniors to Keep Them Calm

When my mother was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, she was still the easygoing, affable woman who had raised me. But over the next couple of years, her personality morphed into something altogether unrecognizable. She became vindictive, suspicious, reacted violently when frustrated (a frequent occurrence), and suffered from hallucinations. Consequently, her […]
February 19, 2019
Man’s Best Friend?

Man’s Best Friend?

I’ve faced a number of tough choices in my life, but taking away my mother’s dog was among the most difficult. My mother was always eccentric, but in 2011 her quirky charm began to dwindle away. What was originally diagnosed as mild cognitive impairment steadily progressed to Alzheimer’s dementia. My […]