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Things to do with Mom who has dimentia

Arlene

Registered User
Nov 29, 2015
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California USA
My Mom is in assisted living. I come from Mexico 4 months of the year to spend time with her in her assisted living facility. She is now experiencing difficulty listening/following my reading to her, and also difficulty speaking....losing words or her train of thought. She is wheelchair bound, and often sleepy. She also has lost interest with everything including TV, any activities that the assisted living provides, or other people. She sits at dinner with people, smiling when they smile, but mostly not interacting. I am here for two months now, and want to make her life better in any way I can but am having difficulty thinking of ways.....we go for walks when the weather is good enough, and I play piano and we sing....any other ideas? Also, how do you deal with the sadness of watching this process?