Do we wear too many hats? Whilst I was deciding if I was wearing too many hats being a hat designer, Author and Charity Instructor, test confirmed that my mother had Alzheimers. I became her Caretaker. So yes my Life is a hat party and sharing this journey helps the journey.
So yes this is also a symptom of dementia/Alzheimer is that people say they make up stories because the memory is lost. To be clear, there is nothing to read in the room besides a digital clock and a memo board that says "do not get out of bed"
My once in a year RANT. Some studies have shown a possible benefit of light-to-moderate drinking, while others have found that heavy drinking boosts the risk of dementia. My mother was a functioning alcoholic and yes she has dementia
This is the second consecutive day that my mother doesn't recognise me. It was usually just a moment every now and then that my mother, who is suffering from Dementia didn't recognise me. This is changing. This is phrase VI. There are only VII.
My mother has entered stage six of Alzheimer's, which includes wondering, not recognising people and quite a bit of confusion about the events in her life which in the previous stages she had a better long-term memory. So let's start from the beginning. This is part 1 of Mommy's memories.
Found in my Anchor Radio Space. Life is a hat party. Get your head in gear. Life is a hat party so have no fear. Life is a happy party let your mind escape Life is a hat party let your crown take shape. Written by Chapeau Claudette. All Rights Reserved 2018
Now mommy wants a boyfriend? I think we are entering the next stage of all Alzheimer's . A few years ago she had professed that Pharell Williams visited her in her apartment and she couldn't be told otherwise. She is a big fan of his and loves the song Happy. Yup we're laughing instead of crying at this point.
My mother wandered off in the middle of the day while I was waiting for her to come back from the WC to the balcony. I did not know that she was gone. She had wondered and fell into a shallow pool which actually might have helped break her fall. before and therefore there is in a fracture but a big sprang on her arthritis stricken knee. I blame myself for not doublechecking. It happened a couple of days after New Year and I was catching up with work. She is now not able to go to the bathroom on her own or walk on her own and it has been almost 72 hours since the fall.
I don't cry in front of my mother who has, if you don't know by now, dementia. The reason is because it is more upsetting for her to see me crying. I find it difficult because she seems to get stuck in a loop about why I am crying. Actually sometimes she will just forget once I stop crying, that I was crying . Thanks to the people who are able to call in to my station on the Anchor App, I could not help but cry when I heard their supportive messages. I was prompted to Google "why cry" and found an article about a "tear expert,' who has discovered that the crying also releases toxins that could be immensely detrimental to your health if they are not released, especially the ones caused by stress. So yes, now I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to cry and release the daily stress of my Alzheimer's Lifestyle.
Just simplest task are no longer easy when you dementia . I am sharing this segment because I need to share the challenging Moments. Yes there is a limit to everyone's patience and sometimes I feel I need to be stern with my mother, so I am.