Hello I feel I should introduce myself to the forum as I have replied to some threads,but mostly I have read with much interest how so many of you have greater problems than myself (at the moment)!! i am an only child but I have a lovely husband and son and daughter all living at home Mum lives with us in her own apartment and thats where it starts because she doesn't realize how lucky she is to have someone here at all times.She has vascular dementia in the early stages and in total denial, but the worst thing is when she accuses me in not telling her things also she smokes and that in itself is really worrying because she goes into heavy sleeps during the day and sometimes its hard to wake her, does anyone have this experience?
We are going on a cruise this week and taking Mum with us, its the only way as she isnt bad enough yet to go into respite but cant be left on her own 1st and last time I think. although I am concerned as I think she will be very confused with different surroundings just hope it doesnt make things worse while we are away. Thank You in advance for reading this, I really feel tp is a lifeline and helped me already in understanding this awful disease.