My name is Emily Caldwell. I started this blog in January 2009 with the plan to remain anonymous for my mom’s sake, for my sake, and for the sake of anyone who might be uncomfortable by what I write from time to time. Eventually, though, I began to post pictures of Mom and use her name (Bonnie), and my name, and other family names. I want readers to feel they know Mom, if possible. Or, if they know her, I want them to have access to images of her everyday life.
And I realized there is nothing to hide, because there should be no shame associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Sometimes, Mom’s behavior is upsetting. And emotions under these circumstances can run high. But there’s also lots of humor. And mostly, the unexpected is the norm. And all of that is just the way it is.
This is an online journal of one daughter’s experience as a caregiver for her mother, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in November 2005.
Send e-mail to: email@example.com