Volusia Nursing Home Residents Receive Risky Drugs for Dementia
April 18th, 2016 @ 9:01 am

Here’s an article from the Daytona Beach News-Journal published in April 2015 that details a woman with a story that nearly exactly mimics what happened to mom. It’s heartbreaking to read because it confirms what I have been writing here all along, and what I was literally screaming at people before mom died. She was […]

August 31st, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

A friend of mine sent me a link with some recent news about Risperdal: Risperdal, Anti-Psychotic Medication and Elder Care in Oregon On Thursday, August 30th, Oregon was one of 36 states, as well as Washington, D.C., that settled a case with a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary over improper marketing of Risperdal. A federal government […]

Early Morning Phone Call
July 13th, 2012 @ 6:14 am

While I was having breakfast this morning, around quarter past six, I received a phone call from Woodland Terrace. It was Sherri Spillman, the Administrator of the facility. She apologized for calling me so early in the morning, but said that she was calling because she was talking to mom and she specifically asked to […]

April 27th, 2012 @ 7:34 am

My sister just sent me this email: I received a call Wednesday night around 11:30pm from Crystal, the nurse on duty. She called to tell me that Mom’s bed alarm went off and that when they got to her room , Mom was on her knees on the floor. She did not appear to have […]

Too Many Drugs
March 6th, 2012 @ 12:20 am

Here is an email I sent to Janis Stovall at Grace Manor Port Orange: Dear Ms. Stovall, I received the email below from a friend of a friend who works as a consultant with veterans dealing with PTSD. 1 It’s interesting because she seemed to have a lot of information about the medications mom is […]

March 6th, 2012 @ 12:17 am

I sent the following email to Janis Stovall <janis.stovall@gracemanorportorange.com> at Grace Manor Port Orange: Dear Ms. Stovall, Here is a summary of the details I have. I’ve included a very basic timeline at the end. I have taken extensive notes during every phone call I’ve had with anyone regarding my mother — every nurse, doctor, […]

The Side Effects Are Bothersome
March 1st, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

Late at night on the first day of March 2012, I forwarded to my sister and some other friends the email a different friend had sent me regarding a nurse’s opinion of the medications mom was being administered:   From: Gagne, David To: Gagne, Jennifer Cc: [redacted] Subject: Fwd: My Mom Sent: March 1, 2012 […]

February 27th, 2012 @ 11:52 am

Early in the morning on February 27th, 2012 I forwarded this email to a friend of mine who asked how things were going with mom. I had originally sent it to someone else, but it was a good summary of what was happening and he said he might know someone who could give me advice. […]

My Mom
February 24th, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

Near the end of February of 2012, an old and dear friend from college suggested I email his wife and her dad with some details about mom’s condition in the hopes that they might be able to offer some advice. Here is the email I sent them:   From: Gagne, David To: [redacted] Subject: My […]

An Email from My Sister
February 17th, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

I received the following email from my sister today: David, I met Connie & Marilyn today. Marilyn thinks that where Mom is at now is what her baseline is going to be. Neither of them seems to think Mom is going to improve, and that at best we can improve her environment. Connie was saying […]