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

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Strange Day

A bit of an odd day today. Ma was clearly on a mission a couple of times but lost focus halfway through.

Mission 1: Walk up (alone) to see her BFF Mavis for a cup of tea. Three different neighbours were graced with her presence but not Mavis. Came back in time for:

Mission 2: Organise flowers to go on Dad's headstone. We went to the garden centre and ended up buying silk flowers. Is this unspeakably naff? Ma was definitely happier with the silk versions rather than something which appears to be green now and is too impatient to wait for the flowers. I figure that the only thing that really matters is what she wants to do.

From the moment she got up 'we' were planning a trip to the garden centre to get the flowers. Once we had them I suggested going up to the church but was rebuffed. It will do another time apparently.

Lunch at the garden centre was a hit. She chose chicken and ham pie (with chips! Glenys will love that :D) and ate the best part of it. Obviously she wasn't terribly hungry this evening so we agreed on tinned peaches and carnation milk for her. Takes me back to Saturday teas and a trolley laden with sandwiches, cakes, tinned fruit, old fashioned salad and a huge pot of tea. In front of Dr Who.

Happy days.

1 comment:

  1. I think artificial flowers are good, as they won't die.