This is the story of Pam and John; she in her early 50’s and John is 62. Pam is a college professor. John taught at a local community college until diagnosed with Parkinson’s in March 2008, then Lewy Body Dementia in April.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009


John said he wanted to go to the therapist by himself yesterday and he says he spent most of the time in tears. That his aunt had to go back to the nursing home makes it so much more uncertain that she will be able to continue to live the way she has been living. And that reminds him of the death of his father when he was in high school and of his mother (from injuries sustained in an auto accident) when he was in college.

I'm thinking of going onto an antidepressant myself. House renovations and then moving this summer, and putting this house on the market, seem like more than I can bear. And we may well have to deal with Aunt Florence's stuff as well. She is now wondering if she should move to the assisted living section of her retirement community, which would mean she would have room for much less.

1 comment:

no1daughteroflewydad said...

Hi Pam,

Oh my heart goes out to you. You have a lot on your plate. Selling, packing, moving is stressful at the best of times but on top of everything else...well just the idea exhausts me. I hope everything falls into place for you.

sending you lots and lots of best wishes