About Jan (Taffy)

Jan Hallett Weisblat was described by one of her college professors as “short and full of life.” She is shorter than ever now, and although her dementia has dimmed some of her life much still remains in her eyes and smile.

Jan has a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s in French from Seton Hall University. She has worked as a teacher, librarian, and antique-shop owner. She enjoyed every single day of work.

She has had great friendships during the course of her life. She also cherishes herher family: brother Bruce, sister Lura, husband Abe (who died in 1998), son David, daughter Tinky, daughter-in-law Leigh, and grandson Michael.

At this point her closest companion may be Truffle, an adorable and very smart cockapoo.

Jan loves music, laughter, cooking, and festive occasions.

Jan (Taffy) died on 11 December 2011. She was much loved and is much missed……..

Published on 31 December 2010 at 2:43 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. God bless you and family for holding strong in the face of a mysterious disease. Perhaps your blog will bring great insight to caring for loved ones with dementia and Alzheimers Disease. I’ve known few that were affected by family members with this but will follow your blog to help you cope when I can.

    • Loyce–Thanks for your support! Please do keep writing……

  2. Hi I am from India ….my grandfather is suffering from dementia and i am along with some family member take care of him and would like to tell u that it via ur blog that people like us know that we are not alone….may god bless ur loved once…..

    • Hi, My name is Arlene. Thank you for publishing a blog that let us into your world a bit. I am mid-journey with my Mom and Lewy Body Dementia. I just found your blog a few days ago – I’ve been keeping one at blogspot as well. MommaNMe. I am profoundly sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself and blessings on you!

      • Blessings on YOU, Arlene. Your blog is dear; you and your mother are lucky to have each other.

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