Originally Posted by Gabriel
it is always good to hear from you! The modern convenience of the telephone is frequently forgotten, not to mention that conversation becomes very difficult. Mom lost her ability to use the phone effectively. She would try to dial the remote, dial the wrong number, not know where the ringing was coming from, or pick up the phone and not know what to do with it. It seems so simple to us but to them it is a challenge.
Forgetting you let the dog out in the rush of the day is not a problem unless you forget you have a dog
Losing keys is not a problem unless you forget that they go in the car. With a great grandmother, grandmother, and mother with Alzheimer's... along with several other aunts and great aunts.... hummm. I don't think I will think about that. I will just live each moment I have to the fullest!
Hi Deb and thanks, it's good to hear from you as well. Hope you are keeping well. Sometimes I envy you because you seem so strong.
The first time I forgot I hadn't seen the dog for a while and went downstairs to see if she was downstairs, she wasn't and sure enough I went running to door and the dog was outside. Tonite it happened again, I let her out and my husband asked me if I forgot that I let the dog out. I did. Lately my mind has been drawing lots of blanks one minute and other times I feel like my mind is in overdrive, one minute my thoughts are on this and another minute I'm thinking about something entirely different while forgetting some things in between.
I am also having a stressful day as it has been the last few months. Why don't I just learn to cope with all of this.
I need to make another trip to see mom, and I don't feel well enough just yet to go anywhere. This is also stressing me on top of taking care of the grandkids and all. I wired mom flowers for Easter, she phoned all my sisters to tell them about the flowers but forgot to phone me, LOL, atleast I can laugh about that. I am grateful that my sister did say she thought they were beautiful.
Even though I know my mom has dementia, there are moments that I wish she was still the mom she use to be, don't we all? Take care..