Featured photo: Aliya Saunders takes a selfie of the whole family celebrating Peter’s birthday. Many thanks to Peter for all your help in sizing and editing the photos, and putting them in a place where I could find them. (Photo, Aliya.)O Don’t mess with these women! As part of Peter’s 74th birthday celebration, PBS […]
Featured image: Illustration from Brian Froud and Alan Lee’s Faeries, depicting Mr. Despair and [Ms] Despondency. When loved ones with dementia become tactless, rude, or offensive, people who have known them in better days will often observe that “X is no longer X.” Over the past months, “no-longer-Gerda” behavior has been creeping into my daily life […]
I have not written a blog post for a long time because nothing new happens in my life and I’m (mostly) still aware enough not to retell old stories. The other day, however, something happened that made me want to write. Not that there was an exciting new event in my life (or even a […]
Colorado cops brutally arrest Karen Garner, 73, who has dementia, for (probably inadvertent) shoplifting
Featured image: New York Times, April 7, 2021. A police body camera image of the arrest of Karen Garner in Loveland, Colo., in July 2020. She was suspected of shoplifting from a Walmart. Photo from Loveland Police Department, via The Life & Liberty Law Office. This morning, Peter sent me a Washington Post article telling about the […]
Baring body and soul: is Doña Quixote still rational enough to consent to being interviewed in her Spanx?
Featured image: Four Older Women, Aleah Chapin. Peter and I recently received a request from Utah’s PBS Channel, that is, Channel 7, to combine the videos RadioWest has made of us over the years into an hour-long film, which will first be aired in Utah in January 2022 and possibly later be distributed nationwide. Since the […]
AlzAuthors is a non-profit organization that promotes books written by people with dementia or their caretakers, including my own dementia memoir, Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on my Dementia (Publisher: Hachette). Their website has introduced over 200 books about dementia and their authors. They also give links to blog posts by different writers about Alzheimer’s and other dementias. […]