This is dementia. It's not just a memory problem.
What you read in this blog is purely my own personal experience in dealing with Lewy Body Dementia every day.

This is not meant to offer any medical or legal advise.
I have no professional training in care giving or experiences in formal writing.
I'm just a woman that loves her husband deeply and wants to provide him with the best quality of life he can and chooses to have.
My prayer though this is "Lord, What am I learning from this; how can I use it help someone else and to glorify You?"
If just one person finds comfort in this public blog. I will feel like it was a success.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Everybody Smile

Hubby is still on the downward slide. Slower but still noticeable.
Yesterday he had NO idea who I was. Usually he knows me as Kathy, the woman that takes care of him and the one he is supposed to be married to.
But yesterday he had no idea who I was. Asked me who I was on more than one occasion; and if I read his reactions every time I saw him, he thought I was a different person each time. He was pensive about my presence but accepted it.

Once he asked me if I knew him and I answered yes, we have been married for more than 29 yrs!
He said WOW! LOL

Today he once again remembers me as Kathy.

We shared a big laugh this afternoon.

I reached into his candy stash and told him I was "Stealing" a piece of his candy.
(Reeses PB cups! You would too)
He laughed at me and said, "I forgot I had that."

I smiled real big and said,
"Good thing for me you forget. You don't remember you have it and won't remember I stole it!"
We laughed!!

It's a nice moment :)


  1. Love the Reeces PB cup story. My husband carries our laundry basket to the utility room so I can do the wash and he keeps telling me I bring it back to the bedroom full of dirty clothes. We laugh about this. I ask him if he ever runs out of clean clothes.

    Glad I discovered your blog. My husband has mixed dementia--Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer's. I blog at http://plantcityladyandfriends.blogspot.com/


  2. Hi NewKid :)

    Thank you for reading my ramblings :)
    So glad you understand the humor in the situation :)

    LOL @ the laundry basket!! Keep smiling, I know some days are almost impossible but hang in there!
    I'm looking forward to reading your blog and getting to know you better :)


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