Life in the A-Zone
Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) - Episode 10: The Birthday Cruise

Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) - Episode 10: The Birthday Cruise

October 7, 2020

Taking an Alzheimer's patient on a cruise may not be a great idea, but Mom's 82nd birthday deserves a big celebration. Her smiles and endless laughter make it worth the awkward moments, and we are blessed with special memories.

Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) - Episode 9: Trips to Nowhere

Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) - Episode 9: Trips to Nowhere

September 30, 2020

Peggy and her father make plans for special trips with her mother, but soon realize road trips with an Alzheimer’s patient are challenging, exhausting, and emotionally draining. Their best-laid plans are trips to nowhere. 

 

 

Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) - Episode 8 - A Basket of Memories

Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) - Episode 8 - A Basket of Memories

September 23, 2020

Peggy plans a “good day” for her mother decorating the house for Easter sparking many childhood memories. Celebrating Easter may be different these days, however, creating new memories can be just as heartfelt and special.

Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) - Episode 7: The Fashion Show

Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) - Episode 7: The Fashion Show

September 16, 2020

Peggy's stressful day over her mother's choice of clothing for Grandparent's Day turns around that evening when her family goes to hear live music at a local bar. Watching her mother and father tenderly slow dance under the stars creates lasting memories of the love between her parents that will live forever.

Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) - Episode 6: Best Friends

Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) - Episode 6: Best Friends

September 8, 2020

Peggy takes a girl's trip to Natchez, Mississippi with her mother, her mother's best friend, and her daughter. The weekend is a celebration of friendship and love with a side of pie.  Everything is better with pie!

Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) - Episode 5: Lessons of the Lake

Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) - Episode 5: Lessons of the Lake

September 2, 2020

Simple life lessons to deal with her mother's Alzheimer's are discovered as Peggy walks around the beautiful neighborhood lake encountering a White Heron, a Blue Heron, and a gaggle of Canadian Geese. A crawfish boil at a neighbor's home brings a much needed afternoon of Louisiana festive fun and new friends.

 

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Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) - Episode 4 - Pink Cloud Moments

Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) - Episode 4 - Pink Cloud Moments

August 19, 2020

A morning of surrender and reaching out for help turns into a beautiful day when Peggy snaps a beautiful picture of her mother in the backyard. This simple photograph invokes loving memories of her Grandmother and captures a pink cloud moment of grace and gratitude.

Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) - Episode 3: The Ladies Who Lunch

Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s) - Episode 3: The Ladies Who Lunch

August 12, 2020

For Peggy, shopping with her mother followed by a lovely lunch with the Sweeney sisters was a favorite mother/daughter bonding activity. However, shopping now with their new unwelcome friend, Alzheimer's, is a different story altogether. 

Life  in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s), Episode 2: Meatball Madness

Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s), Episode 2: Meatball Madness

August 5, 2020

Peggy Sweeney-McDonald shares her stories of love and life in the Alzheimer's zone while living with her mother after she was diagnosed. 

 

This is Episode 2: Meatball Madness -A crazy night in the Sweeney kitchen when my mother who has Alzheimer's decides she wants to make her meatballs and spaghetti. 

 

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Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s), Episode 1: The Decision

Life in the A-Zone (Alzheimer’s), Episode 1: The Decision

August 4, 2020

Peggy Sweeney-McDonald shares her stories of love and life in the Alzheimer's zone while living with her mother after she was diagnosed.

 

This is Episode 1: The Decision - The day my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's changed the course of our lives and we were never the same.

 

#Alzheimers #Alzheimersjourney #caregiver #dementia #grief #personalstories #adultchildren #mother/daughter #Alz #family disease #healingthroughstories #caretaker #alzeimerssupport

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