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Its the little things, stuff that cause no extra work for me, that do upset me more. Not the physical stuff when I have to help her more, I just get on with all that. Actually had a clue about the pictures of pets being real to mum, a few months ago I placed a cat food sachet in the sink cat picture upwards, mum thought the cat was real and sitting in the sink and then this big dog breed book comes into the house, its a great book for her to look through but sadly her perception of the photographs have changed. Strange though because she still sees the soft dog toy as just that.It's hard when you realise something else has gone isn't it. Mum's new social worker met her yesterday and asked her who I was, mum said that's Tracey. We have no Tracey in the family and to my reasonable knowledge she's never had a friend called Tracey. Like you it brought me up short a bit. X
Thanks Essie, the brown paper is working and is now in all but one small drawer that only has her scarves in, these are brought out and spread around her room or shoulders whenever she is awake. Keeping the hallway light off has stopped her from coming to my bedroom, but the downside to this is that I now do not know if she is sleeping through the night or not, because I am fast asleep! but I know she is staying in her room.Oh Tin, that must have been horrible. Hope you both had a reasonable afternoon and that your Mum has a peaceful night to catch up on her rest a bit. Your inventiveness when sorting out any challenges is always impressive, the brown paper in the drawers is genius!
I know Essie, you are so right, can we just go back to dealing with Dementia. Have to wait for appointment so taking a sample in tomorrow, hopefully prescription can be sorted and infection dealt with before the appointment.Oh gosh, the prolapse sounds awful, your poor Mum. Infection could well account for the over sleepiness if it isn't just lack of sleep. So often dealing with just the dementia seems too much but then something else is added into the mix and you think, oh can we go back to just the dementia! Fingers crossed the GP visit goes well and is productive.
All change today, hopefully for the better. Managed to get urine sample around midnight and got it to surgery before 9a.m. Appetite back, fussy but back and finally a decent bowel movement early this morning. Last day of antibiotics so hopefully tests will be clear and we can get back to a normal dementia world!Oh Tin..... At least Mum now has the AB's and although not specific hopefully they will do the job and clear the infection, and they should start to calm things down within 24 hours or so, so hopefully tomorrow will be a bit better for both of you.
It's awful when you can't get someone to take sufficient fluids/food, and the constipation as well....... hopefully tomorrow when the AB's start to take effect your Mum will at least be able to drink a bit more and maybe have a bit of appetite in a day or two.
Sending good wishes for both of you.
Don't have many moments, if any, of comparing my mum's behaviour to a child, but today a naughty toddler comes to mind!Well at least she is having bowel movements again and has an appetite too, all good, positive improvements even if she is proving to be a bit too light on her feet..... Bless her she's got spirit! You are doing a great job as usual Tin, hopefully you are nearly out of this blip and can, as you say, get back to normal Dementia world...