Two layers of clothing !!

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Mummysgirl, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Mummysgirl

    Mummysgirl Registered User

    Jan 21, 2010
    15
    Dear All
    Mom's memory doesn't seem to have declined much, but she is having issues with practical tasks.
    On a regular basis she is putting two layers of clothes on, either two blouses or two skirts and not realising she's done it.
    Dad sent me a text on Friday saying that mom had sprayed her hair with furniture polish instead of hairspray and her make-up looked like she'd been tango'd!!! Mom simply laughed and said that her hair smelt nice!
    Yesterday she tried making a sandwich for her and dad but got confused about how many slices of bread she was supposed to use!
    It seems the last couple of months mom has deteriorated practically, but her repeating things etc isn't too bad.
    I'm not sure I expected things to progress so quickly from a practical point of view - I thought she would forget names and situations first, not forget how to make a sandwich.
    Am I expecting too much?
     
  2. kittypurry

    kittypurry Registered User

    Aug 8, 2010
    24
    LOL- two layers are better than no layers is the way i see it:D
    We have that problem many times a day- goes upstairs and comes back with 2/3 skirts and tops.
    We found a fast decline on the practical but a plateau after that.
    I guess everyone is different x Expect the unexpected..x
     
  3. bigtom

    bigtom Registered User

    Sep 19, 2009
    625
    bolton lancs
    Hi mummysgirl, my wife sylvia would put three nighties on and think nothing was wrong she also would put her jeans on back -to- front and manage to zip them up it did look funny though with the back pockets at the front:D bless her but as i have to dress her now all is fine.
     
  4. piedwarbler

    piedwarbler Registered User

    Aug 3, 2010
    7,188
    South Ribble
    My mum also insists on a cardi no matter what the weather: "I hide in my cardi." Blass x
     
  5. miss cool

    miss cool Registered User

    Jul 20, 2010
    619
    taunton
    Well yes its funny haw things happen,its funny haw we forget the little things. i just have so mutch truble making a cup of tea ,our a samwage.i just have to laff. they seen more inportent than the bigger things. love Miss Cool xx
     
  6. Mummysgirl

    Mummysgirl Registered User

    Jan 21, 2010
    15
    In some ways it's nice to be able to have a bit of a giggle over things, I suppose it's a bit of light relief - not sure I'd like my hair smelling of furniture polish tho :D

    I hadn't thought about two layers being better than none - I must tell my dad that, should give him something to chuckle at!!

    Thank you all for your comments, it's so nice to know you're not alone going through this

    Love to all
    xx
     
  7. piedwarbler

    piedwarbler Registered User

    Aug 3, 2010
    7,188
    South Ribble
    Mummysgirl, you are so not alone x
     
  8. catbells

    catbells Registered User

    Jun 14, 2010
    384
    Cambridgeshire
    Hi, my Mum whas been wearing her winter dresses, plus a cardi and goes out in her winter coat over the past few months. She pours sweat and looks like a beetroot, but can I get her to change to light clothing. No. When we are out and about I take water with me and call at just one shop. She doesn`t know what hot means, but she says she needs her pockets for her keys/hankies/sweets and her secret pocket in the coat! She gets some funny reaction from passersby! AND for a few weeks, she had her heating on full blast too! But the heating problem seems to have passed. Aww bless her. :DCatbells
     
  9. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,205
    Female
    Dundee
    My mum wears her winter coat all year now - plus jerseys etc etc.
     
  10. miss cool

    miss cool Registered User

    Jul 20, 2010
    619
    taunton
    HI i am not shore what is going on as i am allways being told i am dressed inapropret. lots of clothes or sometimes not enough, its a funny old world. love miss cool xx
     
  11. Nanak

    Nanak Registered User

    Mar 25, 2010
    1,973
    Brisbane Australia
    My Mum was unable to make a sandwich or a cup of tea about two years ago and she then progressed to being unable to shower herself or dress herself or cook at all but she still knows who we are (although one time I rang her she didn't know me, and another time my brother visited and she told him he wasn't her son as her son worked hard and would be at work! The funny thing was he was in his work clothes at the time!) but she knows us all and remembers her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    This disease just waits for you to get your head around a situation and relax (sort of) then it knocks you off your feet again :eek::eek:
    Nanak
    missing what has gone and scared of what is to come
     
  12. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    It may be that they forget they have already put clothes on.

    My Jan once put 5 contact lenses in one eye.....
     
  13. nicoise

    nicoise Registered User

    Jun 29, 2010
    1,807
    and how someone who struggles for 10 minutes to get a cardi on or off without help can, when not being watched, get 3 t-shirts and 2 pairs of trousers on... just can't imagine how difficult 2 pairs of trousers must be to achieve....

    thank goodness for this forum, or I'd think we were living in our own bizarre little world of alternative reality! The new normal...
     
  14. maryw

    maryw Registered User

    Nov 16, 2008
    3,805
    Surrey
    My Mum sometimes put on 4 pairs of knickers and put a pad between each pair !
     
  15. julieann15

    julieann15 Registered User

    Jun 13, 2008
    2,012
    Leicestershire
    We took mum out for a meal the other week and after she had been to the loo she confessed to having 2 skirts on!- It was sweltering so I insisted she went back and took the thicker under one off- wonderful things baby changing bags for hiding things lol.
    Mum has also confessed to wearing 3 pairs of knickers at once:eek::eek:

    Love Julie xx
     
  16. Padraig

    Padraig Registered User

    Dec 10, 2009
    1,039
    Hereford
    Memories

    This brought back a memory for me. I'd bought a three pack of 'y' fronts. I'd put them in my drawer and when I went to fetch one I could not find the pack anywhere. When I helped my wife to the toilet, she was wearing all three pair plus her own pants!
     

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