Yesterday was a special day, as I got to celebrate my Mom’s 88th birthday. Longevity in her family has not been the best, as most of her 6 sibling passed before they were 50, SO to celebrate her 88th birthday was huge event.
She is in a memory care unit that has been amazing for her. Three years ago, I would have never believed she would be doing as well as she is today. The Lantern of Saybrook, in Ashtabula, Ohio, has brought me my mom back, and I will be forever grateful for the staff there. No there is no cure, but they are ways to help slow the process,
I pray you never have to make a discuss as I did in the height of COVID, to put a love one in an Assistant Living, but if you do, do your research. As with anything, we hear the horror stories, but there are good stories we don’t hear about. There are some really good faculties out there that understand what is needs to be done to fight through the awful memory illnesses such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. Again I’m grateful I found such a faculty and my mom is thriving.
A little funny, my Mom gets very confused with numbers. But…yesterday when I got out to the home to pick her to get her hair done, I said Happy Birthday Mom. She said I am 18 today + 70. I had to smile that took a lot to figure that out. I thought what a bright outlook. So when my birthday comes around this year, instead of think of number, I will be 18 + 50. That will make the birthday much more enjoyable. Thanks Mom!