Life is a HAT Party

Life is a HAT Party

Chapeau Claudette!
Do we wear too many hats? Whilst I was deciding if I was wearing too many hats being a hat designer, Author and Charity Instructor, test confirmed that my mother had Alzheimers. I became her Caretaker. So yes my Life is a hat party and sharing this journey helps the journey.


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5 Apr 2018

5 Apr 2018
50 years after the civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr was killed, this is the letter that I wrote and shared via #Periscope from the Red Sea in Egypt.
April 5, 2018
Episode 48
Taking the less stressful route. Living in her world. I'm not quite sure how that will affect my mental health in the long run.
March 26, 2018
March 24 th 2018
Marching for Our Lives
March 24, 2018
Episode 47
My mother's injured knee progress and Potty training #realtalk
March 14, 2018
Episode 46 Part 2
So yes this is also a symptom of dementia/Alzheimer is that people say they make up stories because the memory is lost. To be clear, there is nothing to read in the room besides a digital clock and a memo board that says "do not get out of bed"
March 10, 2018
10 Mar 2018
Episode 46 Part 1 Mother is reading from another dimension
March 10, 2018
Episode 45
Five minutes later
March 9, 2018
Episode 44
I don't know how long I can do this. Stage 6 #Alzheimers.
March 9, 2018
25 Feb 2018
I saw too many Chemtrials and then It rained on the Red Sea
February 25, 2018
Episode 43 February 20th 2018
My once in a year RANT. Some studies have shown a possible benefit of light-to-moderate drinking, while others have found that heavy drinking boosts the risk of dementia. My mother was a functioning alcoholic and yes she has dementia
February 21, 2018
Episode 42 February 19th 2018
Part 1 & 2 The Dementia repetition is crazy. Not for the faint hearted
February 21, 2018
Episode 41st February 16, 2018
Episode 41st Embracing my new 'HAT'
February 16, 2018
Episode 40 February 3rd 2018
This is the second consecutive day that my mother doesn't recognise me. It was usually just a moment every now and then that my mother, who is suffering from Dementia didn't recognise me. This is changing. This is phrase VI. There are only VII.
February 4, 2018
Episode 39 February 2nd 2018
Continuing with Mommy's Memories Part 3. From Alabama to Philly at 13 and Singing one of the many songs my mother played repeatedly. Love taught me.....
February 4, 2018
Episode 38 February 2nd 2018
I had to record this because I wouldn't believe it if I didn't have it to play back again. This is when your mother looks you square in the face and doesn't recognise. This is the Dementia Blues
February 3, 2018
Episode 37 January 15th 2018
This is a difficult stage. It's the next to the last stage Alzheimer's. I hope that this doesn't happen every day but it is happening more often. My mother does not recognise me.
January 16, 2018
Episode 36 Part 2 January 15th
Part 2. Mom's memories on my Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's birthdate.
January 16, 2018
Episode 34 January 14th 2018
Continuing difficulties with the knee injury. All I can say is "I'm just a daughter standing here in front of her mother trying to help her. "
January 16, 2018
Episode 35 Pt.1 Mom's Memo
My mother has entered stage six of Alzheimer's, which includes wondering, not recognising people and quite a bit of confusion about the events in her life which in the previous stages she had a better long-term memory. So let's start from the beginning. This is part 1 of Mommy's memories.
January 16, 2018
Episode#31 January 6th 2018
Found in my Anchor Radio Space. Life is a hat party. Get your head in gear. Life is a hat party so have no fear. Life is a happy party let your mind escape Life is a hat party let your crown take shape. Written by Chapeau Claudette. All Rights Reserved 2018
February 28, 2018
episode 30th January 6, 2017
Now mommy wants a boyfriend? I think we are entering the next stage of all Alzheimer's . A few years ago she had professed that Pharell Williams visited her in her apartment and she couldn't be told otherwise. She is a big fan of his and loves the song Happy. Yup we're laughing instead of crying at this point.
January 7, 2018
29thEpisode on 6 January 2018
My mother wandered off in the middle of the day while I was waiting for her to come back from the WC to the balcony. I did not know that she was gone. She had wondered and fell into a shallow pool which actually might have helped break her fall. before and therefore there is in a fracture but a big sprang on her arthritis stricken knee. I blame myself for not doublechecking. It happened a couple of days after New Year and I was catching up with work. She is now not able to go to the bathroom on her own or walk on her own and it has been almost 72 hours since the fall.
January 6, 2018
3 January 2018 HNY TO EARTH
Is it selfish only wish people happy New Year. Should we not wishthe planet Earth a better healthier happy year? Let hope and send wishes that the world takes a more positive route for 2018.
January 3, 2018
25 December 2017 Singing Xmas
Mommy and I singing Christmas Songs Happy Holidays to you and yours
December 25, 2017
22 Dec. 2017. How I'm coping..
PART 1 & 2 How to cope with questions from another #dementia/dimension Same Day Same ?s Could I already be #Crazy4REAL? #Dementia
December 22, 2017
16 December 2017 I don't cry..
I don't cry in front of my mother who has, if you don't know by now, dementia. The reason is because it is more upsetting for her to see me crying. I find it difficult because she seems to get stuck in a loop about why I am crying. Actually sometimes she will just forget once I stop crying, that I was crying . Thanks to the people who are able to call in to my station on the Anchor App, I could not help but cry when I heard their supportive messages. I was prompted to Google "why cry" and found an article about a "tear expert,' who has discovered that the crying also releases toxins that could be immensely detrimental to your health if they are not released, especially the ones caused by stress. So yes, now I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to cry and release the daily stress of my Alzheimer's Lifestyle.
December 16, 2017
15 December '17 What did I say
Just simplest task are no longer easy when you dementia . I am sharing this segment because I need to share the challenging Moments. Yes there is a limit to everyone's patience and sometimes I feel I need to be stern with my mother, so I am.
December 16, 2017
Happy Holidays
Trying to explain the current situation with my mother during these holiday times is not easy.
December 15, 2017
12th December Cooking Sounds
It is good that I love the sound of cooking esp. because it is one of my daily duties in caring for my mother.
December 12, 2017
10 December 2017
I am sharing my world in the world that we are living in. Anything can happen.
December 10, 2017
5 December. The morning & eve
It is what it is
December 5, 2017
22 November 2017
And your family thoughts and replies
November 23, 2017
20 November 2017 MOTIVATED
November 20th 2017 Motivated by knowing where the planets are this Monday. Saturn is entering Sagittarius and Jupiter Libra.
November 20, 2017
18 November 2017 RIP Alaia
Azzedine Alaia passed on November 18th. I remember meeting him and being invited to lunch in his home/studio in Paris. That was 1991.
November 19, 2017
17 November 2017 Mommy wants..
My mother seems to want to work again. She turned her digital clock into A data import apparatus. It's just one of those days.
November 17, 2017
16 November 2017 #tbt letter
16 November 2017 Throwing back to February 3rd 1988 in Berlin Germany. When my mommy mothered me.
November 15, 2017
14 November 2017
Mommy thought that Robert Redford was on her. room. Another stage of Dementia.
November 15, 2017
9 November 2017 #Tbt
Think back of the times before I started to care for my mother with Alzheimer's
November 9, 2017
6 November 2017
I just wanna ask a question? What is it really like to live in fear daily because of the American gun culture.
November 7, 2017
3 November 2017 in her world
Sharing the reality of everyday life with my mother, who lives in her own dementia world most of the time.
November 3, 2017
1 November 2017
Choosing to have a conversation to limit the repetition. They say people who are carers for those with dementia have a higher risk of developing dementia themselves.That is why I don't repeat myself.
November 1, 2017
1 November 2017
Choosing to have a conversation to limit the repetition. They say people who are carers for those with dementia have a higher risk of developing dementia as well. That is why I don't repeat myself
November 1, 2017
29 October 2017
Anyone can be excused for asking the question 'how do we know each other'? But it's a weird question when your mother ask you?
October 29, 2017
28 Oct. 2017 Sharing=Caring
In this world of social media and in this time of #storytelling, it can be empowering to share. Perhaps it will prevent others from making the same mistakes as yourself. Here are two of mine
October 28, 2017
27 October A interview w/Mama
An interview with my mother who has Alzheimer's. It's good to exercise her memory. We laugh instead of cry when she is not 100% sure who I am. I'm sharing my journey to lighten the journey.
October 27, 2017
27 October An interview w/Mama
An interview with my mother who has Alzheimer's. It is good to exercise her memory in a playful way. Less stress is best when dealing with an Alzheimer's patient.
October 27, 2017
Part 2 How I met my #TWTRFAM
Part 2 Thank you #TWTRFAM
October 26, 2017
26th Oct How I met #twtrfam
Hello from February 20, 2015 • How I met my #twrtfam thx again @garyvee
October 26, 2017

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