Re: Moved Mom in 2 months ago
Getting up during "Cat From Hell" and closing the blinds, lol... Try to see the humor in these episodes, if you can; it can get rather surreal! I would say the most difficult part of my journey with Mom was just about a year ago; she had been, um, hard to deal with for years before that (first vascular dementia, then a head injury in the frontotemporal region, so mostly mood/behavior symptoms), but the worst part was a year ago, when she was still mobile enough to wander around in the middle of the night yelling my name and threatening to climb (and no doubt fall down) the stairs, turning the light switch on and off, on and off, on and off until I finally had to unscrew the bulb! In many ways, it's sad to say, the sicker and more infirm she gets, the easier the job of caring for her becomes. Although again last night she managed to get my goat by calling and calling until I was up and out of bed and standing by her side, only to have her ask me, "Are you in bed?" Sometimes you can't help loosing your cool, but they know we love them.