Just an update on my Alzheimer's, recently I found it quite distressing that I no longer recognise one of our local Calendar news readers. Well that doesn't really matter you may think, but you would be wrong!
I have (known her) for years, watched her from the start of her career as a young news reader. Watched her blossom as a new mum, watched her fight breast cancer, run for cancer charity to raise funds despite having it herself.
Just over a week ago I switched my local Calendar news on and no longer recognised that so familiar friendly face, over a few days I came to realise that it's possible and indeed is, still the same person! And no she has not had (work done) i.e. Face lift or similar, I still occasionally catch a brief sight of that familiar friend face, but then it's gone, replaced by the stranger!!
There is a lot going on here at the moment, lots of different people deciding what's best for myself and Joy, to be fair they are kind and considerate and I will quite possibly enjoy going into respite care.
There is one just round the corner that I know my friend, with vascular dementia went too for respite, the staff were very good, Joy sometimes saw her being taken out, fingers and toenails painted full of joy at being pampered for the day.
For me at the moment it's all just strange and unknown and a little frightening
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