Sunday, July 31, 2011

...I started a blog.

Today I decided to start a blog.  I've been thinking about it for some time now, and today, I finally did it.  After all, this is what my generation does right?  We post our every thought on social media websites and hope that somebody cares enough to comment on our current status. I think, I feel, I am doing (fill in the blank)...  This blog is going to be a lot of the same I'm afraid, but I do have a purpose for starting it...

My mother was diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer's disease this winter at the age of 51, and about a month after receiving the diagnosis, we found out that she had breast cancer too.  So this blog is about our journey living/dealing with two very painful diseases.  If nothing else, I hope this blog will give me the outlet I need to express my feelings, but I hope it will help others find comfort and peace as well.  


  1. Love you twin cousin. I look forward to reading more posts.

  2. Lara,

    In the fall of 2000 I moved to MI to stay with my Grandma who was dealing with the mid to late stages of Alzheimer's, to help with her daily care and to keep her company until she had to move into a nursing home about a year later.

    A couple things:
    The more time you can spend together, the better memories will stick.

    Don't let what has been lost take away from what is still there. Focus on the positives and the time you can spend together.

    I know we haven't talked in years, but if there is anything I can do to help you out; let me know.