Dear Mum

  Dear mum I hope you are as well as can be considering the situation. Me? I'm doing good, still crazy busy at work and loving every moment I'm with children. Very similar to when you use to tell me the wonderful stories of how much you loved working with children as a paediatric nurse. I don't enjoy all the business stuff and grown up decisions but I'm getting there and yes my desk is … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s; The long goodbye “I love you mum”

Alzheimer's; The long goodbye "I love you mum"   As many of you have shared my journey with my mother and her Alzheimer's I want to thank you all so very much from the whole of my heart for all your support, your beautiful messages, the gorgeous flowers, the heartfelt written cards, messages and comments and the very thoughtful gifts. The blogging community of inspiring friends has come … [Read more...]

My Catalyst: Living in Limbo

 My Catalyst: Living in Limbo  It's day thirteen since mum was rushed to hospital. It was my first time in an emergency resuscitation room, somewhere I hope never return to. Thirteen days of sitting next to mum holding her hand, whispering encouragement, singing songs, telling her how much we all love her and waiting. Waiting for any sign that she will be OK and come through this. We take one step … [Read more...]

Parenting: Alzheimer’s and my children “I don’t want granny to die”

Parenting: Alzheimers and my children "I don't want granny to die" When my seven year old son looks at me with  pockets of tears welling in his blue eyes and whispers in a broken voice as he tries to keep himself from crying uncontrollably "Mummy I don't want granny to die" I hug him. I hug him so very tight, kiss his forehead and  breathe my words out softly back "I don't want granny to die … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s and living in the moment

Alzheimer's and living in the moment Many of you know that my mum has Alzheimer's. This year will be mum's fourth year of living with me and my family and I would not have it any other way. The amount of time my mum gave me growing up is non comparable to anything. My mum had a passion for children, she was a paediatric nurse, a passion she passed on to me, a passion that all children are to be … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s – My Mum has it and it Sucks!

Alzheimer's Sucks! I work with behavioural issues everyday, but this is still a very tough one for me to handle, it makes me angry that my vivacious, intelligent and wonderful mum has Alzheimer's. I get so cross and upset at times I scare myself. But this is how it is and I cannot change her illness and we get on day by day. As it nearly Mother's Day  I wanted to say I love you mum. I know it's … [Read more...]