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More early signs The other day when I purchased a health drink made with acai berry, I remembered a very desperate time for us. Some memories of years ago are so clear, yet today I can walk into a room …

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Where does humor and laughter fit into this crazy illness called FTD? As my father was dying in March 2016, I teased him up until the very end. We had a running joke that I inherited some things from him …

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Cupboards in my brain My father died after only a few days on hospice care. He finally relented and moved into the hospital bed that hospice brought over to his home in the early morning hours of the day he …

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The Box I found the box the other day when I was trying to organize my drawers. It surprised me that I still had it tucked away. Although empty now, it used to be filled with cash. This box was …

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Sidewalks As I write this today, the two most important men in my life are in hospice care. One is my father, who has a worn-out and tired heart but a sharp mind. The other man is my husband, who …

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I am afraid to grow old A few weeks ago, I wrote that Barry had stopped eating. After talking with a couple of nurses and the hospice people about this new development, I felt strong in my resolve to follow …

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Imagination can get you through anything A few weeks ago, I was stuck inside because the outside temperature showed a minus 30 degrees wind chill factor. And I wasn’t feeling well, so I just sat around doodling.I took a large …

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Early Signs I held my annual holiday sale early this past December. I have been doing this with a group of women artists for well over 30 years. Only three of us original artists still participate in the sale. It …

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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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No, I am really not trying to kill you Barry. After staying in Red Wing for the month of October, I hit the ground running in November. I had three out-of-town speaking engagements along with Barry’s birthday on Nov. 3. …

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