Vicki Bedard

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October 22, 2009 – Making Memories (Revisited)

The floodlight lays down shadows of the elm tree across my bed. The breeze through my window animates them. It’s dark in Ionia. Stark against the dimmed white walls and bed curtains, shines a luminous glow from my picture frame. Every few seconds, an image of a moment of our lives comes up, pauses, and …

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Our Stories…

I’ve just finished a late night chat with a young person diagnosed with FTD/Picks. Healthy specimen of a human, daredevil, entrepreneur, philanthropist; earlier listened to a the daughter of a woman who was a judge, another whose father a professor and linguist. An athlete of world renown. A mother of 3 young children diagnosed last …

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Journal Musings – New Year

January 1, 2010 I had begun my new year on 11/6/2009 so I just chilled out about the Big Night. A good friend stopped by with the remainder of some champagne so I could toast the New Year. “Chin, chin” as Tony would say. Resolutions: none. 6 mos ago when I heard my diagnosis I …

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There once was a gal with Dystonia

  Her friends dubbed her Ruby Begonia When her face would distort and her body contort and they’d wave and say “Good to know ya” Dystonia. A city in Yugoslavia? or Russia? Oh don’t I wish. With the joy of dementia (maybe the working title I should use for my book?) comes many accessories, I …

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I lost my way in the kitchen today

It began as mornings do: stretching and slow moving out of bed, ballet tiptoes at the dining room table, and then to take morning meds. Suddenly I was confused and went to my office – the burgundy couch with my new laptop waiting. I opened it as I usually do (with great reverence and respect) …

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