Alzheimer's-Mom My Hero

My Mom has Alzheimer's

Mom My Hero

Mom My Hero
Location
New York, New York, United States
Birthday
July 12
Bio
My mom has Alzheimer's. Out of her suffering with this disease she has inspired me to write "our"story. It is about our relationship that has blossomed into a true love "affair". Growing up I had wished for someone else to be my mother and today I would never trade her for any other mom in the world. She shows such strength and courage. Mom has become my best friend. Each and every day she touches my heart. I'd love to share our story with you and what living with Alzheimer's for my mom and our family is all about.

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MARCH 10, 2015 1:43PM

REFLECTIONS

 

 

 

 

REFLECTIONS

 

 

 

Approaching the holiday season I felt it was important to look back on this past

year. Thanksgiving was always my favorite holiday, a special time to be with my family. This holiday represents&… Read full post »

MARCH 9, 2015 4:09PM

A PLACE CALLED HOME

 

A PLACE CALLED HOME

 

 

I use to look forward to phoning my mom each morning. Things have recently changed since mom is  living in a nursing home. Now when I call the nurses station each day, I cannot help but feel a lump in my throat. As of yet I have n… Read full post »

MARCH 9, 2015 3:56PM

A NEVER ENDING LOVE

A NEVER ENDING LOVE

 

 

Last week mom was having another episode with a urinary tract infection, better known as a U.T.I.  It seems as if every 2 weeks the infection has been recurring. I have become a pro at recognizing the symptoms almost instantly.… Read full post »

MARCH 9, 2015 3:47PM

AS TIME PASSES BY

 

AS TIME PASSES BY

 

This was my mom in 2010 celebrating her 86th Birthday. At that time Alzheimer's had already made it's mark upon her. Mom will be 89 years old tomorrow and as she has aged, so has the progression of Alzheimer's. These last 2 weeks have been … Read full post »

JANUARY 14, 2013 10:11AM

What is a Mother & A Daughter ?

 

WHAT IS A MOTHER & DAUGHTER ?

 

The other day when I hung up the phone with my mother, I wondered what was the meaning of a mother and a daughter . How do I describe it and what does it mean to me? At certain moments… Read full post »

JANUARY 7, 2013 9:45AM

A Brand New Year

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A BRAND NEW YEAR

 

As the New Year begins I feel that it's a time for me to reflect back on the year that just ended.

As I look at this picture I see my dad who passed away almost eighteen years ago,… Read full post »

JANUARY 7, 2013 9:45AM

A Brand New Year

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A BRAND NEW YEAR

 

As the New Year begins I feel that it's a time for me to reflect back on the year that just ended.

As I look at this picture I see my dad who passed away almost eighteen years ago,… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 26, 2012 10:05AM

Being Grateful

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By Lisa Hirsch

BEING GRATEFUL

 

This was probably the third to last trip when mom was still able to come and visit us in New York. It seems like yesterday or maybe more like many moons ago. We all seem quite happy in this picture, although I know… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 26, 2012 10:05AM

Being Grateful

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By Lisa Hirsch

BEING GRATEFUL

 

This was probably the third to last trip when mom was still able to come and visit us in New York. It seems like yesterday or maybe more like many moons ago. We all seem quite happy in this picture, although I know… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 15, 2012 10:27AM

It's A Really Good Day

By Lisa Hirsch

 

IT'S A REALLY GOOD DAY

 

I found myself intrigued this week with my phone calls to my mom. They were filled with much affection and some bursts of laughter . They were also lighthearted, as well as sentimental, except for the one day which mom… Read full post »

OCTOBER 22, 2012 11:40AM

Mom Really Melts My Heart

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By Lisa Hirsch

 

MOM REALLY MELTS MY HEART

 

Mom and I now continuously say to each other how much we love one another. It was not always like this. It makes me wonder, why when I was growing up, did I not feel all this love and… Read full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2012 10:56AM

I Wonder What Is Mom Thinking ?

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By Lisa Hirsch

 

I WONDER WHAT IS MOM THINKING ?

 

Mom recently had two wonderful weeks, that seemed to abruptly come to an end. This week started off with her sounding like she had just swallowed speed. She was on an adrenaline rush. Mom was saying some things… Read full post »

OCTOBER 9, 2012 2:29PM

Sounds of Joy

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By Lisa Hirsch

SOUNDS OF JOY

 

This is the second week in a row where mom has sounded really good. She has been alert, upbeat and filled with clarity. We have been able to engage in our daily conversations. I have purchased my plane tickets to visit her,… Read full post »

OCTOBER 2, 2012 10:10AM

Savoring The Moment

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By Lisa Hirsch

 

SAVORING THE MOMENT

 

It is now almost a week, where each day I have found my mom to be, what one might say connected.

It's is true that she has absolutely no memory anymore, of the past nor the present, yet she has been sounding… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 10:10AM

Could This Be Magic ?

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By Lisa Hirsch

 

COULD THIS BE MAGIC ?

 

I belong to a support group with the Alzheimer Association that meets two times a month. I absolutely look forward to going there. It is a safe place to share all of my feelings with others, who I know truly… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 9:22AM

Is My Name Lisa ?

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By Lisa Hirsch

 

IS MY NAME LISA ?

 

As my mom awoke in her home of twenty four years, she exited from her bedroom and saw her caregiver Elaine, sitting in her living room. Mom questioned if she was there to take care of her. Elaine answered that… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 12:24PM

What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted ?

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By Lisa Hirsch

 

WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED ?

 

This picture was taken in October 2011,with my son Logan, me, mom and my brother Gil. Mom looks happy and what I remember about this day, was that she did not want to leave her home. We had… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 12:24PM

What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted ?

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By Lisa Hirsch

 

WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED ?

 

This picture was taken in October 2011,with my son Logan, me, mom and my brother Gil. Mom looks happy and what I remember about this day, was that she did not want to leave her home. We had… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 12:24PM

What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted ?

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By Lisa Hirsch

 

WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED ?

 

This picture was taken in October 2011,with my son Logan, me, mom and my brother Gil. Mom looks happy and what I remember about this day, was that she did not want to leave her home. We had… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 9:42AM

Because I Love You

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By Lisa Hirsch

 

BECAUSE I LOVE YOU

 

The first words from my mom after we said our good morning hellos was "when are you coming to see me"? Mom, (I fibbed) in a couple of weeks". "Great, and who are you coming with"? "My husband", I replied. "You're… Read full post »

AUGUST 28, 2012 10:26AM

Life's Short, Be Happy

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By Lisa Hirsch

Life's Short, Be Happy

 

LIFE'S SHORT, BE HAPPY

 

The picture above is from a birthday we celebrated together two years ago, while I was visiting my mom in Florida. Today she turned eighty eight years "young". This year I remained in New York during her… Read full post »

AUGUST 20, 2012 9:50AM

Glimmers Of A Rainbow

 

GLIMMERS OF A RAINBOW

 

Sometimes when dark clouds start to clear, the sky opens up to glimmers of a rainbow . This is how my mom has been this week after the antibiotic she has been on started to work. Before we knew that she had a UTI infection,… Read full post »

AUGUST 13, 2012 9:05AM

I Feel Mom Drifting Away

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By Lisa Hirsch

 

I FEEL MOM DRIFTING AWAY

 

 

My mom will be eighty eight years old in fourteen days. For this I am quite grateful. Yet the last few weeks I can feel how she is starting to drift further away. One could say like a boat… Read full post »

AUGUST 6, 2012 9:08AM

Ruthie's Angels

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By Lisa Hirsch

 

As I begin my new post I want to share how much I admire and respect my mom's caregiver's. This is Elaine and Trudy(mother & daughter) who have been with my mom for the last several years. They are so caring and special. I do not… Read full post »

JULY 30, 2012 9:06AM

Does He Like Me ?

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By Lisa Hirsch

DOES HE LIKE ME ?

 

Once there was a time when my mom and her only grandchild would spend hours watching movies together, laughing, hugging and holding hands. Logan and his grandma were both movie lovers and Logan could watch the same movie over and over.… Read full post »