A household with two people suffering a neurological brain disorder… I have witnessed much. I soon realized we have to rethink our attitudes toward illness and old age. Above all – we have to stop the cruel practice of isolation.
I still have not been able to blog. I am sorry. Shelly has been with a respiratory infection due to dust. Today – finally – the fever has come down. So not to worry. He is recovering quickly.
I tried to keep things clean during the move. The new apartment was spotless. And most importantly – dust free. But that was not enough. Carton boxes apparently carry bacteria. Also the movement of people with moving equipment, dirty shoes, covering cloths are all a risk.
Now in our new nest all the bookcases full of books are covered with sheets . The sheets have to be washed at least once a month. Objects , including framed photos, sculptures are removed and stored. Whatever is left is dusted daily with a damp cloth. It is impossible to create a sterile environment at home but extra effort is necessary for even basic cleanliness.
The new blog is on the way. Thank you all. Anna
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