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Please don't apologize, bahorsie. I'm flattered to be mixed up with Birdz.

I must have dementia not to remember the purple microdot.
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Perhaps the microdot caused your amnesia, Belle? emoticon

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Lol, I remember purple microdot well, and blue osley, and orange sunshine, and many others. It was quite a time. I had just come back from Southeast Asia in 1967 to discover that a cultural revolution had taken place here in what was referred to as, “the world”, by us GIs. A vibrant subculture was being formed. After the initial shock I plunged in joyfully. That experience is still very much a part of who I am today.
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I wanted to try LSD because I wanted to see my molecules, but fortunately (as it turns out), I didn't know where to get any. I got my dementia the old-fashioned way, by living this long.

59 this morning. Partly cloudy. I saw stars in the north and east, and a little of the moon between clouds and trees in the southwest, but NO PERSEIDS. Where did they go?
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Coffee, Tanya.

It's 77 headed for 96 and humid. I've been fine with some AC going and a ceiling fan in this vaulted ceiling great room.

Now.....my old keyboard crashed while taking the place of the wireless one that crashed and this is the original normal keyboard which I hate that Dell sent with the computer back in another life. I hate standard keyboards, although I am able to use this one if I don't go too fast and my hands don't start flopping around which they do at times.

I have to go out today and get some fish oil and some grapes. I've gained a bit of weight back and the grapes help me to stay away from other stuff. I've checked calories on snacks and stuff and am bound to regain my weight loss.

Shadow is normal....so far. She was into it yesterday and completely trashed her place in front of the entertainment center twice...lol.
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Good morning, all. We have 55F with only a few clouds, heading for 78F. It looks like we'll have similar weather all week.

The company that was going to come today and jackhammer up the walkway just below the front porch steps called yesterday and said it would need to be rescheduled. But they didn't know when. Oh.

The hummingbirds are going through their sugar water very quickly lately. I would think they'd get what they need out in the wild this time of year.

Coffee, please, Tanya.

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I wound up bringing my feeders in. There was just almost no activity. After several years of at least consistent feeding, I guess they just died away that were feeding here.

I'm off to get a new keyboard. You can get them at a good price but I don't need to be spending any money until I get my credit cards under control from the expenses late last year and early this year, plus DD lied about having one of my cards and spent $1000 on it this month. Things will change.
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I’m at Mom’s, and I’m very concerned about her state. Her memory is really deteriorating, and she’s nearly deaf. She resists suggestions that she go into assisted living, which I believe she needs to do, and I have no clue how to deal with researching facilities or the finances. I need to touch base with people who have been through the routine with aging parents. I have my SIL and a couple of women in my quilting guild.
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I don't remember what state your mom is in (PA?) but look online for Elder Assistance or variations on that theme. The city or county or state may very well have a free service that can help you sort through the options.

We did that with my husband's parents when they were living in St Pete Beach, Florida, and we were in Seattle. We ended up moving them to assisted living in Seattle in a place close to us.

Might your mom be more amenable to assisted living if it were near you?

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Hello, all. It’s been a busy morning in these parts. Jerry and I walked before the heat kicked in and when it did it was less humid so when I got home I decided to do some of the yard work. I mowed and trimmed the front yards and left the backs for tomorrow. I have an early appointment with my GP and if the weather is like it is today I’ll finish the back yards. Those are the big current plans. That and driving my car around just to drive it.

Birdz, when Sandy’s mom’s health was deteriorating she and her siblings looked for and found an agency which provided live-in, one on one health care. The nurses who cared for her were wonderful, and the cost was comparable to a nursing home and the care was far more personal, an order of magnitude better than most facilities provide. Sandy’s mom was very close by which made it an easy decision, but it might be an option that could be worth looking into.

Iced tea, please, Tanya. I’m trying to decide what to have for lunch. It will be something that doesn’t require cooking.



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I don’t think so, Robbie. She’s opposed to going somewhere where she has to adhere to a schedule. According to my aunt, if she’s in assisted living and doesn’t show up at the dining hall for meals, she gets moved to the nursing home facility.
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You may have missed Brick's post just above yours. I'm guessing you were preparing them at the same time.

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Hi Birdz. My mother went through four assisted living facilities and none of them required her to attend dining hall meals. She had cooking facilities in her room in two of them, others brought her meals to her room. They do encourage residents to engage and participate in activities rather than isolate.

Don't know where your mother is located, but most cities and towns have elder services depts or senior centers with geriatric social workers to give you advice. Her local hospital probably has social workers as well. I would also speak to her PCP for guidance, especially if this deterioration is sudden.
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I finally have a keyboard and mouse that work. I think I'll really like this keyboard after I get used to the keys. It is different. Very easy to the touch and the keys are a bit smaller. Great soft wrist resting place.

Assisted living is something that I have thought about but with a yard person and getting someone to come clean every now and then I will be fine here. I can care for myself with pills, appointments, shopping, and whatever. Of course, I cook! It's something that I enjoy.

I used to eat with mother if I had anyone with me, and they had good food at both the assisted living and the nursing home. The place in Columbus is rated one of the top facilities in the country. The Methodist Church runs it and others like it.
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Birdz, I'm sorry you're coming to the need to make hard decisions. I keep seeing an ad on TV for "A Place for Mom." They might be of some help. If she insists on staying home, there are great caregivers that will come to her home every day (or a few hours a week -- whatever you need) to help with personal care, cooking, and such....

Good luck on getting your keyboard, Cooter. Ouch on DD's spending on the credit card.... Cameron's senior year in high school, I was pretty much down for the year with my shoulder break and surgeries. I gave him my credit card to put gas in the van whenever he needed it. One month, the credit card bill came back with hundreds of dollars spent, more than $100 at a time, at the most expensive restaurant in town. We had to have a talk.... He admitted he was taking friends to dinner and paying for their meals. He's the nice guy on our dollar. emoticon That stopped instantly. emoticon Good luck....

Well, I coughed all night and called the doctor this morning to try to get in. She's fully booked, but they were going to try to see if there was a nurse practitioner available. No call back, so I'm guessing not.... Blech.

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Oops! We posted at the same time!

So glad you like your new keyboard, Cooter!

I think you've got it right, Cooter. As long as you're able to care for yourself with a little assistance with the big physical things, you're probably okay to be home. We have cleaners who come once every two weeks (they were just here today - yay!), and if Brett weren't here, I'd hire someone to do the mowing, too.

But when Mom physically couldn't get out to doctors' appointments and wasn't eating.... And when Brett's dad got so confused about meds and was just driving through stop signs without realizing what they meant.... It was just time for significant help. For Brett's dad, it was a nursing hom; for Mom, it was moving in with us.

I'm glad you were able to find good places for your mom, Cooter. When Mom was in rehab at two different places, the meals were VERY good and plentiful, and we could order meals to eat for I think $6.50. Very reasonable.

I really don't think I would resist moving to an assisted living facility. I might see it differently when that day comes, but the ones around here seem very nice to me.

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I just noticed that this board was founded on August 16, 2017. We'll hit our two-year anniversary on Friday!

Ramundo! Make sure the bar is fully stocked!

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I just noticed that this board was founded on August 16, 2017. We'll hit our two-year anniversary on Friday!

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Congrats, Robbie!

I was reading through the "history" of this group and all the people who have come and gone over the years. You've had quite a fan club, it seems.

Lis, I hope your bronchitis clears quickly. That can't be pleasant!

Birdz, I don't envy you the decisions you will face with your mom. I've told my kids I don't want to move again until they carry me out "toes up," and I purchased a variety of long-term care insurance that will cover in-home services as well as assisted living and nursing home facilities, just to give the kids a range of options that doesn't include having me move in with either of them.
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You're so forward-thinking, Susie. I haven't even looked at such things -- and we're probably old enough now that the premiums would be out of sight....

Thanks for the good thoughts, Susie. This thing just came on SO quickly. It was just a dry cough until Saturday night, when it turned. Now it feels like it's trying to make the decision about turning to pneumonia. I've kept the Robitussin going and I've drunk half of Florida in orange juice. The doctor's office called back just before they closed and said she can squeeze me in at 9:15 tomorrow. I cancelled out of today's and tomorrow's events. You know I am taking it seriously. emoticon

Hey, happy birthday to us! Thanks so much for founding this board, Robbie!

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Lis, I'm glad your doctor can get you in, and I'm glad you've cancelled out of scheduled events.

I hope you can get this knocked down quickly.

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