Year: 2014

First days in assisted living I am writing this during our latest blizzard here in Minnesota. The roads were so bad last night that I couldn’t get out to check on Barry at his new assisted living place. I felt …

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It’s just not fair Trying to find a place for Barry to live has opened my eyes. First of all, there are a lot of caring people who do this work. Thank God for them! When I first started looking …

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Time to find a place for Barry to live I am exhausted! Lack of sleep can get to a person. For weeks, Barry has been getting up many times in the night. He tries to shower and start the coffee. …

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For my birthday last fall, my best pal, Jeanne, invited me to Duluth to hike and attend a special concert at the University of Minnesota Duluth in honor of her parents, Ron and Maryanne Weber. The Webers gave money to …

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Full time at the club It took me a long time to figure out the system. I still have a lot to learn, but I’m finding my way along this journey with Barry. When Barry was first diagnosed, I was …

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The Hike On a nice early fall afternoon, I met my friend, Paul, for a happy hour hike at Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield. It has been years since I last visited Wood Lake Nature Center, although I used …

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Hanging out with Ed. Barry has a pal who takes him out to lunch every Wednesday. We met Ed and his family when our boys ski-raced with his son. When Ed learned about Barry’s frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and our financial …

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