Alzheimer’s Antics -by Linda Forte Alzheimer’s is a serious disease. But it is important to acknowledge some of the humorous times and remember that this is still a vital time of life for those experiencing it, so don’t be afraid to laugh a little and love a lot.
Ave Maria By Linda Forte – My father was a little Italian man. All of 5 foot 2. But he was strong as an ox. I remember when he was in the nursing home, in later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. He no could longer recognize any of us – except for his wife Irene. His […]
The Valentine By Marygrace Lomboy – I was seeing a patient for the first time and was having trouble finding his house, as my GPS was leading me astray. When I finally wound up in his front yard, I couldn’t believe what I saw… a giant heart stone hanging from an old oak tree. The […]
By Mickey Ryan, CRNP – Often, while their loved one is dying here in the inpatient unit, or even after they’ve passed away, a family member will thank me and say something like, “…it takes a special person to do this work”. Today the husband of a dying woman said, “You must […]