My Dad has Dementia

My blogs are usually light. This is not dark but just totally honest and highlighting something very important in my life, my dad. The dementia has changed him somewhat but underneath it all, there is still the very sweet kind man who was always there.

During the transition he went through some tough times. He didn’t understand what was happening and he was scared and he took it out on those around him. He ran into the neighbors mailbox and blamed it on the car. He started making lists to take to the store because he would forget why he was there. (But really don’t we all need to make lists?)

I spent a few days with him this past week, unfortunately it was a few days in the hospital. He taught me something about him. He doesn’t immediately know the answer to any question. It is something you need to draw out of him. I feel like we get so impatient and want immediate answers. If you remind him and kinda prod him, he gets it.

I think patience might be the answer to everything though. Let’s not be so quick to judge. Let’s try to wait and see what happens because you never know what is going to happen and if you are open to it you get to experience miracles and LOVE! IMG_5720

Fish ‘n Chips

My neighbor Will was in London recently, and I told him to go get some fish n chips and he responded with a pint. Ha Ha right, NO, then I craved fish ‘n chips and a pint.

So, I headed to The Brick Store Pub..Unknown It was so crowded downstairs so I had to go upstairs. Unknown-1It’s very cool upstairs.FC %They have a gizillion beers… img-MG-0576_54_990x660Not to mention what’s on tap. I got this…FC 1

It was very good and a local Brewery. The star was the fish and chips though, they really made it special!FC 6Oh but they have a pretzel out of this world too!images-2