A change of direction
In case anyone is wondering where we’ve been — we are no longer in Boquete. When we visited the States over the holidays, we found that my mother’s Alzheimer’s had worsened. She needs the kind of help that can only be provided by having someone live with her. Our hope is to keep her in her own home as long as possible. It was a painful decision, but really not a difficult one — we decided to put our travel plans on hold for a while to help her.
I know it’s going to be hard , on many levels. We’ve talked to many people who have been through a similar situation, of parenting a parent with Alzheimer’s or some other sort of dementia. Only one family has indicated that in spite of the enormous difficulty, overall it was a positive experience — and that was Mark’s family. I’m so lucky to have him at my side for support.
So, that’s the end of the travel blog for now. But I’ll keep following all of the adventures the rest of you are having. 🙂