Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Today was a blankety-blank day. You can use your imagination to fill in the blanks.
Started out okay took my mother for some lab work. Brought her home and left from my house. Returned an hour and a half later to accusations and nasty remarks. Old illusion of not being in her own house and my fault that she's at this other place.
I called the doctor to ask for a sample to make sure she didn't have a UTI.
Called my aunt for reinforcements as my mother grabbed for me a couple times. Glad I'm in such good shape so that I could avoid her attempts.
By 3 o'clock she was back to her normal and the caregiver arrived. Went home and return to work totally spent.
It is days like this when I wonder how much longer I can do this. My day and my stomach was totally turned upside down. When she has these Delerium there's nothing you can do no way to talk her out of it because she doesn't believe anything that you say. She can't process what you say because her reality is not reality .
Now my soapbox:
I heard a report that when the baby boomers are in their 80s that one in two have some form of dementia. This is a pandemic and I don't understand why our government does not spend more money on research to find a cure never mind the reason it happens.
I hope I am spared this indignity.