The Weird and Wacky World of Alzheimer’s

Even though there are many challenging aspects to spending a lot of time with Dad, and I do mean quite a lot of time, there are funny moments, too.

Just this morning, we were at my son’s basketball game and I turned to Dad and said, “Well, you have a busy day ahead.”

“Oh, yes!” he agreed, nodding enthusiastically. Then, his countenance became puzzled. “So what am I doing?” he asked.

Another time, we were at church and the sermon happened to be on Divorce and Remarriage. Afterwards, I introduced him to a very nice older lady (a church pillar who has been married about 150 years or so). Dad shook her hand and solemnly asked her, “So, did you listen carefully to the sermon?”

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Joanna says:

    I love reading about all the funny little things your dad says–I hope these sweet memories sustain you through the hard days.