The entire system is fragmented.
Back to dementia, my mum scored 27/30 on initials tests, when she was clearly well in the grip of dementia - I queried at one memory clinic appt and was told that as she had been very high functioning the basic tests just don't really work on that sort of person. I posted a few days ago she was still successfully doing the Telegraph cryptic crossword when no longer capable of cooking, driving etc. I think that dementia is very poorly understood at this point in time, but the timebomb is out there with an ageing population.
I hope you find some music to calm you tonight. I'm sure you know this but you need to work to get the stress ball in your head and body reduced so you can function properly.
Mmm this is the problem I have with mum and her walking to places, she knows where she is going and why, but doesn't think about how far it is and perhaps waiting would be better -but of course that part of her memory (someone will be home later) and cognition no longer work properly. I couldnt argue with her reason for walking to the GP's one day as she didn't feel well and wanted to see the doctor, she said there was no one to take her so she walked there. You can see how this was infact very unwise in the way she did it even though her wanting to see the doctor was probably right. She is amazing at working out her crossstitching, I couldn't do it and I don't have dementia.
This last incident is more concerning as she wasn't as aware of the reason, and by all accounts seemed lost. I need to contact SS and am not sure whether today is a good time as she only just started her antibiotics and besides I don't want to mark my birthday with this, a memory I don't want on my birthday every year. The time has come to rock the boat and seek a review I think and to see if there is anything else that we can do so that she can stay at home, if not then I think a CH isn't so far away unfortunately. This is the second time now I have gone through this and the stress and guilt i feel just thinking about a CH is distressing, but we can't go on like this if it is becoming the norm.