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Archive for the “Dementia and Memory Loss” Category

“What, Mother is Dead?”

Posted on March 4th, 2016 by Margit Novack
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I was sitting in the lobby of an assisted living residence when a resident met his son at the door, hugged him, and asked, “Where’s Mother?” “Mom’s dead, Dad,” said the son. “She died three days ago. Don’t you remember?” “What, mother died?” he said, grief and panic written on his face. Less than a […]

I’ve Got Your Back, Dad

Posted on June 12th, 2015 by Margit Novack
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Guest post by Jean Long Manteufel Dear Jean, Father’s Day is coming up. I don’t know what to get for Dad. He has lost so much of his memory.  At times, he doesn’t even know me. Why bother? Dad isn’t the same person he used to be. Sometimes he thinks I am his younger brother, […]

I’m Beginning to Worry About Me

Posted on October 2nd, 2014 by Margit Novack
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Yesterday, a friend reminded me about a conversation we had a few weeks earlier that I had forgotten. “I’m beginning to worry about you,” she said. Then I began to worry about me. Was this an indication of something serious? I began checking for other signs of forgetfulness. Nothing stuck out. I handle a million […]

Where’s Maria?

Posted on August 15th, 2013 by Margit Novack
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What does it feel like to have dementia? In Where’s Maria, you experience first hand the confusion, anger and humiliation that people with dementia experience every day. Could this be your mom? Could it be you someday?  I don’t remember much before this moment.  I don’t recognize exactly where I am, although this recliner chair […]

Elderspeak: Babytalk Directed at Older Adults

Posted on July 9th, 2013 by Margit Novack
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          “The doctors talk to me like I’m an old man,” my uncle grumbled. “Mike,” said my aunt. “You’re 92. You are an old man.”   “I know,” he said, “but no one wants to be talked to like they’re an old man.”   The blog below is from guest blogger, […]

Why My Purse Was in the Freezer

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

I found my purse in the freezer this week. After appropriate jokes about new meaning for the term “cold cash,” I considered what this might really indicate. The thought was chilling. As a Senior Move Manager, I have taken courses on how memory changes over time, so I know that short term memory loss increases […]

90% of Aunt Betty

Posted on November 4th, 2011 by Margit Novack
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“Margie Dear, I am moving and I need your help.” So began the call from my 91-year old Aunt Betty. Never mind that I have used my real name, Margit, for 38 years. To Aunt Betty, I will always be Margie.  Betty has buried three husbands, and her only daughter, my first cousin, died at […]