Tag: frontotemporal dementia

This thing in your brain

It was there waiting in 1949 when you were just a little baby born to parents who should never have married. Twice! It was there when you learned to walk and talk. It was there when you lost your first

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OUR JOURNEY

A good night’s rest? Through this journey with Barry suffering from frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and our money worries, people ask me if I have a hard time sleeping. Actually, there have been very few nights since our troubles began when

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HIKE SIXTY-ONE

Barn Bluff Red Wing hike with FTD friends While I was staying at the Anderson Center, three people from my frontotemporal dementia (FTD) support group in Minneapolis traveled to Red Wing to hike with me. It was really fun to

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BARRY’S JOURNEY – I love you too!

FTD can be really mean Visits with Barry have become a bit scary. He is unsteady as he walks. I bought new shoes for him, otherwise I think he would have fallen by now. When I arrive, he is usually

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OUR JOURNEY – TIES

BARRY’S TIES I am constantly trying to figure out Barry’s clothing. His care center closet is sometimes full and other times practically empty. When I see the lady on the first floor wearing one of his shirts, I know why

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HIKE FORTY-TWO

A recurring memory Lyndale Avenue suddenly comes to an end in Bloomington just a couple of miles south of 98th Street. At the end of a large parking lot, you can see signs for the Lyndale Trail head, part of

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BARRY’S JOURNEY No. 25

Falling and rocking Barry is getting really unsteady on his feet since his doctors cut down on his medications. I can’t help but wonder if we now are seeing the true symptoms of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) that the medications may

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BARRY’S JOURNEY No. 24

Dinner with Barry I have been trying hard to get to Barry’s care center around 5:00 each day. His social worker said he could have one beer a day to make his life, well, more normal. So for about a

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OUR JOURNEY – BIG HIPS

You look fat Every once in a while, I see a small part of the old Barry come out. One day late this summer, I took Barry down to the courtyard at his care center. He had not been talking

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OUR JOURNEY – GOLF

Playing golf I started playing golf 10 years ago when our kids were older and we had the time, and because it was something Barry and I could do together. Barry really loved playing golf. When Barry bought clubs for

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