You have to laugh through it all !!!!

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Jamaicaj, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. Jamaicaj

    Jamaicaj Registered User

    Feb 4, 2015
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    Hi All I rarely post but learn so much from everyone here. I am not sure I am in the right forum as my Mother has not been diagnosed, tho I am sure she would be if she would only agree to go to the memory clinic.
    I am the only daughter with 3 brothers! I have just received a late night message from one of them who was totally exasperated after spending the day putting up my Mothers Christmas decorations. Out of us all, he does the most for her and in return she gives him the hardest time! He endured a day of listening to her stories about how our other brother is having an affair with one of her neighbours and has been and "put HER decorations up" and he himself is best friends with the local villain, she refused to discard any of the broken tatty decorations from years gone by!
    We have all learned to attempt to change the subject when she becomes nasty or accusational which is often so I listened with the usual acceptance when he recounted his day.
    However, I suddenly found myself laughing to the point of hysteria when he told me that upon his arrival he had to "rescue her from her coat!"
    She had split the zip from the bottom up and it was jammed up under her chin! She had managed to get her arms out and had been doing her housework wearing it like a cloak for 2 hours! He said "flipping heck I never expected to get there and find her dressed like Superman! " I know we shouldn't laugh but just this once I couldn't help but see the funny side!
    I am sure we have plenty more challenging times ahead of us. :rolleyes:
     
  2. hvml

    hvml Registered User

    Oct 10, 2015
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    North Cornwall
  3. 1mindy

    1mindy Registered User

    Jul 21, 2015
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    Female
    Shropshire
    Laughing is sometimes the only thing to do. The way I persuaded my husband to go to the memory clinic was to say if it's not dementia that's fine, if it is then you will get the drug to try and slow it down. It may work . You will also get more support and if she doesn't have it for anything else mum should get attendance allowance.
     
  4. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Love it!!:D
     
  5. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
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    Yorkshire
    #5 Shedrech, Dec 6, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2015
    What is this with mothers and Superman impersonations - your mum and her cape; Pear Tree's mum and pants over trousers ????
    Thanks for the giggle

    What a lovely brother :)
     
  6. Lilac Blossom

    Lilac Blossom Registered User

    Oct 6, 2014
    532
    Scotland
    :D Hahahahaha thank you :D
     
  7. exhausted 2015

    exhausted 2015 Registered User

    Jul 5, 2015
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    stoke on trent
    I know we shouldn't laugh but that's so funny!! I suppose it's a good job that we can laugh at times
     
  8. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
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    Wonderful:D so she's now Supermum:D:D
     

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