Tag Archives: Frontotemporal Dementia

THE FTD Warrior

Rich wrote this a couple of days ago. He rides an emotional roller coaster all day long. It is often tortuous for him. It is really hard to watch and I often feel helpless to stop his pain. As I … Continue reading

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POST BY RICH: Reach Out For A Friend

As you know, if you’ve been following my blog, I walk everyday to exercise and, more importantly, to find some peace of mind even for a little while. While I walk, I listen to music as a further support for … Continue reading

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CHORES

Rich’s intention to do chores and his actual follow-through are two very different things. Sometimes it takes little reminders and then it MIGHT get done.

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POST BY RICH: CHEERLEADING

Well, as you can see from Patty’s added remarks to my blog from yesterday, despite my “trying,” the hours after my workout, and the remainder of the day, went down the toilet. So much for “trying” to be supportive and … Continue reading

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POST BY RICH: TRY

“Try.” A word consisting of three letters. A small word? No! Why? Because to “try” means to put out an effort to accomplish a specific goal. Go ahead and ask yourself, “how often have I set goals and succeeded? I … Continue reading

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GOD, ARE YOU STILL THERE?

I am a deeply spiritual person with a solid and resounding faith in God. Throughout all of the challenges over the past five years, I have never felt that any of us were being forsaken. I have known that God … Continue reading

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DRIVING AND DEMENTIA

People often ask questions that are indicative of how they believe Rich is functioning. “He is still driving?” some ask with an incredulous tone in their voice. “How can he still drive?” The ability to drive safely is a product … Continue reading

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DON’T KILL HIM TODAY… KILL HIM TOMORROW… or “The Angel Named Sam at the Nye County Sheriff’s Department”

My grandmother used to say that my father lived to adulthood because she constantly went by the motto “don’t kill him today… kill him tomorrow.” So before you get concerned that I am of homocidal intent, take a minute to … Continue reading

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FTD – “It’s All About Me”

I’ve been sitting here contemplating why I haven’t written anything for the blog in awhile. I realized it is because Rich has been writing so much and I’m happy about that. I think it’s good for him to write about … Continue reading

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POST BY RICH: GRATITUDE

Despite the tragedy of FTD and the impact it has on my family and me, I try to feel “gratitude.” I’m speaking to anyone with FTD out there that might be reading this blog. You, as an FTD’er, may be … Continue reading

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