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Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
Dr. Patricia Kelley, (D.B.A., Boston University) is presently at Grace Health and Rehab in Stanardsville, VA., off of Route 33 and not far from Charlottesville and where her husband Marty resides. Grace Health is not authorized to release medical information but any friends desiring to visit Patricia may visit her at Grace and can find the location via googlemaps, mapquest or by calling the front desk at 434-985-4434 to get directions.
As most of you know, our always energetic Patricia - business professor and mother to Brian, Brandon and Daniel - was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's several years ago. The disease has progressed over time.
Patricia made a relatively good transition to Grace from her former care center in Washington. However, further decline has occurred over the last couple of weeks and Patricia has been losing strength. She is not in pain. She is peaceful. She still recognizes husband Marty and she enjoys singing versus of songs that touched her long ago, including Amazing Grace, Battle Hymn of the Republic as well as one of her favorites from from K.C. & the Sunshine Band. Patricia may not be well in body or in memory, but she is well in spirit. Marty visits frequently, and Daniel will be visiting frequently as well now that he is in Virginia.
Patricia can have visitors, but if visiting, please understand that it is highly unlikely that she will recognize you. Her attention span is extremely short. She is unable to engage in full or regular conversation. Nonetheless, Patricia still radiates kindness.
Marty and Daniel are busy tending to Patricia's needs. Kindly look for updates on this site rather than calling them or emailing them. If you have a special or urgent need to contact them please email T. Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org and your message will be conveyed.