My mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2010. This is a blog about coming to terms with her absent mind.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Am I wrong?

Ma has a history of falling. She spent several days in hospital recently with a stitched up eyebrow because of this and has fallen several times since.

She is due to go out to a Ladies' Evening tonight but is completely refusing to eat anything beforehand. She's eaten one poached egg (another scary story) and toast today so I made her a tiny sandwich - two slices of Hovis from the smallest loaf with the crusts cut off, so four inch square pieces. She says she doesn't want it, she's eaten plenty today.

I feel I should cancel her going out. Empty stomach + sherry + history of falling.  Not to mention taking her tablets on an empty stomach later.

I've also just remembered that last time she went she ended up with a monster egg on her head from 'bumping into something'.

So am I wrong?


  1. No, I think you have a valid point!

  2. Thanks Julie - it's a fine line to walk really, I don't want to look like a bully but I am very concerned about the blackouts/falls. She didn't go in the end, I think she didn't really want to and took the disagreement as an opportunity to back out.