Step

Michelle

Step

Michelle
stairs-70301_640I recently read an article that explained that, in vascular dementia, the progression of the disease is such that the individual may stay at a certain level of functioning for a long while and then take a big step downward.

Well, there it was in black and white. It explained why Tommy no longer helps with transfers, no longer bears his weight on his legs even with help. It also explained why he is not eating as well as before.

This raises so many questions. Will I be able to get the help I need? I don't want to burden my sons any more and I'm afraid they will injure themselves lifting their dad.

Will I have to place him in a facility? As Mar (@marfromwi) wrote in her May 27, blog, Buddy Taping, "The routines and protections we have in place may not be quite enough. The freedoms I am used to might need to be adapted once more. The inexorable march of this disease for my husband has taken yet another step."

One thing's for sure. I'd better get ready to step with it.

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