Tips For Caregiver's

People with Alzheimer's disease frequently become more disoriented after dark or when waking. Leaving a night-light on in the bedroom may be helpful.


Sunday, December 30, 2007

Walter Update

Over the last week, Walter has continued to improve. Unfortunately, I am experiencing problems with my car and thus have not been able to visit. On Thursday, I spoke with his nurse at St. Elizabeth Medical Center and was pleasantly surprised to hear that my dad was alert, even smiling. The nurse placed the phone up to my dad's ear and let me talk to him. Because of the tracheotomy, he could not respond verbally, however, the nurse said that he was moving his lips in an attempt to communicate with me. God is amazing!

The hospital is going to discharge Walter either this week or next week to a rehabilitation center. Apparently there are only 3 places in this area that provide an on site respiratory specialist. Lucky for us, one of the places is located in my neighborhood. Even better, on Friday I found out that he would be accepted into the facility! Another blessing! This week I will take a tour.

I am simply amazed by where we are today when I think back to the prognosis I received from the doctors just 3 weeks ago. I am thankful for everyone's prayers - I was given more time.

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