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So sorry to read this Kitten it's hard when this happens my OH doesn't know who I am and it does break your heart sending you a big hug xxThat day when you go and see your dad and he looks at you when you say hello, then turns to the person next to him and says 'who's that?' Today has been that day
Thank you . My dad lives in a high dependency dementia unit and hardly any of the other residents get visitors and maybe that's why, it's hard to suddenly become someone unknown after years of being important in your loved ones life xxSo sorry to read this Kitten it's hard when this happens my OH doesn't know who I am and it does break your heart sending you a big hug xx
Yes this is a problem in dementia homes. Scan photos and print out a copy so that you dont give her an original that cant be replaced and make sure that her name is written very clearly on the back. If it goes walkabout tell the carers - the carers in mums CH know who the usual suspects are and normally manage to retrieve missing things from hiding places. If it just cant be found - print off another copy.Aww, what lovely, uplifting replies. Thank you everyone . How great to hear that the recognition comes and goes too. I must admit to thinking that that was that now, he won't ever know me again but perhaps that may not be so. Every time I've seen him before he's greeted me with a cheery 'hello my darling' so it was hugely upsetting when he looked at me without a shred of recognition at all and then asked my stepmother 'who's that?' All I can picture now is his face looking so blank and almost angry. I'm almost dreading seeing him again, which is a terrible thing to say, but I just have to feel strong enough to potentially put myself through that moment again. He did have a photograph of me next to his bed in the care home but we took it away as the other residents just wander around and take dad's stuff. Even simple things aren't straightforward in the world of dementia