Tag: FTD

Superior Hiking Trail and a box of bills As I hiked this June toward Jackson Lake on the Superior Hiking Trail, I felt confident. I was a lot more confident than I was four years ago when I escaped to …

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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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Superior Trail and the unfortunate email As I hiked in June along a portion of the Superior Trail that I had not hiked before, I kept thinking about a specific day in this journey with Barry’s frontotemporal dementia (FTD). It …

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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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Making my food just as I like it When Barry and I were first married, dinner was either grilled or pasta. But as we found ourselves hosting holidays and dinner parties, we bought cookbooks and new tools for the kitchen. …

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WINTER HIKES IN GRAND MARAIS As I continue my blog, I will try to be more current and write in real time when I can. In any event, I write now looking back to January when I stayed at a …

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Louisville Swamp Trail The Louisville Swamp is located off Highway169 near Jordan, Minn., south of Minneapolis. It is not far from where my dad had his hobby farm. My dad first bought the land as a place to store some …

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LIFE LESSONS LEARNED IN MOORHEAD A couple of weeks ago, I walked around Moorhead, Minn., after speaking all day to kindergartners. I do love the little tykes, but, oh, was I tired! While I slowly walked that afternoon, I remembered …

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Really hard stuff to think about I go to a support group for frontal temporal dementia (FTD) care givers and loved ones. There I said it. I GO TO A SUPPORT GROUP! I am Swedish, and we don’t talk about …

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No more whining It has come to my attention that someone who reads my blog said that I should quit whining. This made me mad. Really, really mad! Right away, I fired back a note to the friend who relayed …

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