Nov 30, 2010

Dotty Says, Maybe I'll Make a Couple of Bucks (Cinch)

Dotty starts off this November morning with a smile on her face....
By Bob and Dorothy DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Dotty starts off this November morning with a smile on her face, a positive attitude and a strong voice. She seems to be in a very good mood today. There are a few funny moments.

If you listen closely you might notice some similarities between Dotty and the person you are caring for.

I had to cut this off because Dotty started crying because our good friend Lidia is very sick and it is upsetting to her.

If nothing else, this shows that persons suffering from Alzheimer's disease are still full of emotion even if you rarely see it. They might seem dull at times, but unless you take the time to "probe" you might never learn what they are thinking and feeling.

Dotty is very "chatty" this morning. She is also following me around and constantly asking, "where are you". She won't let me out of her sight. I think this is a direct reflection of how she is feeling about Lidia. The last week, while Lidia has been in the hospital, Dotty seems a bit more insecure and worried. The illness is the likely catalyst.

Your comments are welcome.

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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. Bob has written more than 2,101 articles with more than 272,100 links on the Internet. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.

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