Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Alzheimer’s: Know the Signs #2—Challenges in planning or solving problems

Excerpt from “Indelible” (memoir in progress): 

Jim was huddled on the end of the couch, hands on his arms. “Brrr, it’s hot in here!” he complained. Jim was on blood thinners and chilled easily. He remembered the thermostat controlled the temperature, but he couldn’t remember how it worked. I had finally placed a piece of duct tape over the thermostat to keep him from pushing it from one extreme to the other.

“Let’s see what we can do about that,” I said. One quick glance confirmed he had forced the thermostat past my duct tape barrier and changed the setting to 60 degrees. I adjusted the thermostat to warm the house and placed another layer of duct tape on it.

Copyright © November 2016 by L.S. Fisher

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