Monday, December 6, 2010

Syntax and Meaning Screwed Up

Most days he is struggling to make himself understood. Both the syntax and semantics of language is eluding him. For one of the masters of language and vocabulary to struggle is unbelievably difficult to watch. I don't always know what he is trying to tell me. I usually resort to having him show me what he means and we work through it that way. "The bed won't turn off" really means that a lamp by the bed is on and he doesn't know how to shut it off.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Officially, our Lewy Body dementia life began in April of 2008 but I place the starting line at 2000.  Living with Lewy Body dementia is a bit like living inside a cross-word puzzle. Filling in blanks, learning to be a code-breaker, and knowing there is a hidden meaning for 'red mittens' is part of the new job description of wife.