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Dementia’s Punch Bags

Demented Accusations My mother needs reasons to explain her fragmented brain and inexplicable actions.  Someone or something to blame.  It’s inconceivable for her to blame her own mind.  Having been in control all her life, she needs a punch bag to hold her anger, frustration and pain. I am that punch bag. I didn’t get […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Vascular Dementia

They say every cloud has a silver lining.  One good thing did come out of mother’s horrible hospital stay.  A CT scan.  As Dr Lipschitz put it, when I queried whether she might have mixed dementia: “The clinical picture … is more suggestive of a vascular causality”. Knowing this sooner wouldn’t have made any difference […]