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Mar 28, 2018 Latest post:
May 24, 2018
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated on Alan's condition. Most of you know Alan has been coping with Alzheimer's disease for a number of years, and for the past year and a half he has resided in a very caring assisted living facility. Besides cognitive issues Alan has developed symptoms of Parkinson's, and in October, 2017 he had two serious strokes. Despite these challenges Alan battled forward with the assistance of OT, PT, and speech therapy. The progress he made was mostly the result of his sheer determination to do his best. As long as Alan could walk with assistance, eat and participate in some house activities he maintained a reasonable quality of life.
Unfortunately, at this juncture, that quality of life is fast fading. He only walks several steps before tiring. He has difficulty swallowing and is losing a significant amount of weight each week, even when he does eat. Thus, we have engaged hospice to begin giving him comfort care at his residence. We plan to let you know of significant changes and appreciate your caring enough to follow Alan's journey.
I'll close with an inspirational quote from a needlepoint I stitched some decades ago:
The clock of life is wound but once And no man has the power To tell just when the hands will stop At late or early hour. Now is the only time you own, Live, love, toil with a will, Place no faith in tomorrow for The clock may then be still.
Sherry Platt, Susie & Brian Anderson, Jen & John Cirillo