Parenting in reverse #3 — my mom and aging

Previously I had written about living with my 87-year-old mom and her various health issues. The latest has been her skin condition. For the past several months, we've seen her skin turn dryer, even scalier. And she's been scratching herself almost non-stop every day. Many times to the point of bleeding. To say we've sought … Continue reading Parenting in reverse #3 — my mom and aging

How can I be a better son on World Alzheimer’s Day?

Her name's AG and she has Alzheimer's. She's also my 87-year-old mom. I've blogged about my strained relationship with her and my discomfort when around the elderly. I know that probably makes me Public Enemy #1. Certainly, it isn't something I bandy around like a badge of honour. For wasn't it one of God's Ten … Continue reading How can I be a better son on World Alzheimer’s Day?

The reality of aging in the new world order of Covid19

My 86 year old mom fell this morning at my sister's place. She'd been staying there since 2 Apr, even before our country's COVID-19 circuit breaker pandemic measures kicked in on 7 Apr. As mentioned in a previous blog post, she had been staying with me since October last year when her dementia was official, … Continue reading The reality of aging in the new world order of Covid19

The Stay Home Dad’s now a Stay Home Son.

In a previous post, I alluded to my apprehension of an impending move. And now, it’s finally here! In less than two weeks time, my 84-year old mom will be moving in to live with us. My mom was diagnosed a couple of years ago with dementia. Over the course of that time, we’ve watched … Continue reading The Stay Home Dad’s now a Stay Home Son.