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Egg and Nut Salad, Please


A Slice of Life with a Severe Alzheimer Sufferer

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Your stories and tales are so easy on the eye and the brain. I can taste every mouthful - especially as I love crumble but usually with lashings of custard instead of cream. I must admit that I have never had bilberry crumble or bilberry anything. Where can I buy those? Wasn't there a kid's show called Pogles Wood where a plant drank bilberry wine? I also spill colourful food on bedding and clothes - I think I would like your dad!


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Actually, kind of a metaphorical irony: "Pardon?" my mind had been on blocked drains," This was a poignant account. It hopefully will be an example to some readers as to how to be patient and have some self-humor in situationns where you're not sure you are able. Sending fluffy energy.


 Comment Written 18-Mar-2022



reply by the author on 19-Mar-2022
    Thank you for your support. I hope it actually made you smile, as we continue to enjoy life despite the trying circumstances, or at least we try.

reply by Liz O'Neill on 19-Mar-2022
    more fluffy energy your way...the fluffy energy of the Mary ley line...mmm yummy
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Your dad must have had a hearty appetite or possibly likes the taste of your cooking. I am glad that he eats good so he can gain strength. When they get elderly, they usually eat less and less each day.


 Comment Written 15-Mar-2022



reply by the author on 16-Mar-2022
    A bit of both I think. We are very pleased with how he's doing and realise how lucky we are. Thanks for reviewing. Kate xx
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Excellent entry for the Make Us Smile contest.

Katherine, what a wonderful story of your dad's day of eating delicious food. You made hungry ...heh heh heh

You followed the rules well. Good luck in the contest. You got my vote!

Gypsy


 Comment Written 15-Mar-2022



reply by the author on 16-Mar-2022
    Thanks for reviewing, and for your support. Kate xx
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I think how fortunate you are to still have a dad that is pleasant and sweet, and thankful for your cooking. You did a good job on your story. Thanks for sharing. Shirley


 Comment Written 15-Mar-2022



reply by the author on 16-Mar-2022
    Thanks for reviewing. It's much appreciated. Kate xx
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Your well-told story reminded me so much of my own father, whom I looked after at home while his health declined with Alzheimers. (Good on you for looking after your dad at home too.) Dad's appetite seemed never-ending. He was only a small man in later years but he could eat so much and kept forgetting that he'd had the meal... always anticipating the next one.


 Comment Written 15-Mar-2022



reply by the author on 16-Mar-2022
    Thanks so much for sharing your own experience. It's good to know I'm not alone. My dad also remains wiry despite how much he eats, and whilst he's been endlessly planning/re-living meals for a while, he's only just beginning to say "no, I didn't just eat..." it's tricky. I have started only giving him one course at a time, so he can consume every hour... Love Kate xx

reply by LisaMay on 17-Mar-2022
    That's a good strategy you have come up with. Good luck!
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It is better to have him than not, and he seemingly keeps you entertained. .......................................................................................................................................................


 Comment Written 15-Mar-2022



reply by the author on 15-Mar-2022
    Much better to have him than not. I am blessed. Thanks for reviewing Kate xx
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Alzheimer's seems to be a theme this week, lol. You've done a great job of telling this story with humour about your dad, Kate. It's good to be able to find whatever humour you can, and it did make me smile. Good luck in the contest.


 Comment Written 14-Mar-2022



reply by the author on 14-Mar-2022
    Maybe it's that Alzheimer's id becoming more predominant? or maybe we're all getting braver. Thanks for reviewing and glad it made you smile. Kate xx

reply by Judy Lawless on 15-Mar-2022
    You?re welcome, Kate. It does seem Alzheimer?s is becoming more predominant, but that could be because we share our experiences more openly these days.
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As long as your dad is still eating well, just keep pouring those calories in. Food and exercise go along way toward keeping us going even when other areas are struggling. Thanks for sharing.


 Comment Written 14-Mar-2022



reply by the author on 14-Mar-2022
    I do, I do (1am - he just had morning coffee and biscuits). He gets the calories, I get the exercise, wr both keep well haha! Thanks for reviewing. Kate xx
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Many people in the West tend to keep their old parents or relatives in old-age or nursing homes. I salute you for the love, care, and respect you give to your father. It is rare nowadays, even in our country. Thanks for sharing and wish you the very best in the contest, Kit


 Comment Written 14-Mar-2022



reply by the author on 14-Mar-2022
    Thank you for your kind words. I would not want my father in a nursing home. He would not survive well there, whereas he is happy at home. That would be a real last-ditch solution only for if he became violent and I couldn't cope at all. Kate xx

reply by Kit Nongkhlaw on 15-Mar-2022
    God bless you for the sacrifices you take to do this.
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