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I'm tired today. Tired of listening to Mum talking nonsense all.day, tired of making up stories to calm her down, tired of trying to keep her safe but not hold her a prisoner, tired of hearing her tell me what a heartless cruel person I am, tired of stopping her from bothering her neighbours, tired of trying to persuade her to take her medicines and reassuring her that I'm NOT trying to kill her...
Tired of cleaning her up after she's been to the toilet, tired of her leaving meals to go cold
Oh dear...got a phone call at 0045 from my mum's next door neighbour.
Mum was found in town looking for my nan who died back in the 90's.
Mum got home safely and I called my sister. So there we were...mum, Jaquie, brother-on law Brian and my son...all in mum's living room.
It appears we were all making a fuss about nothing as mum says she keeps out of the way of the pubs and night clubs when she goes out so it's OK for her to go out that late.
Originally Posted by SussexRokx
There is a commercially available Day Clock, and this displays a message - "Now it's Monday Morning", rather than the actual time. Each day is divided into periods, rather than times - Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Night. The clock is however quite expensive, and is in fact based on a relatively inexpensive Digital Photo Frame.
It is possible to create such a clock using many of the commercially available, and cheaper, Digital Photo Frames. As long as the frame allows
Originally Posted by Rageddy Anne
Driving, and giving up driving seems to be one of the worst aspects of having Alzheimer's. I've been reading about different ways that people have managed this and none fits with what's been going on here. My husband and I both have a car, so disabling his and pretending it won't go isn't the answer.....he'd just take mine! He's always been a terrible passenger, and I gave up driving him because I could never do anything right, and I was losing my confidence. The other dayi decided to try again,
Dad passed away last night ....a shock so quick but a happy release . Thanks for support x