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

Thursday, 21 July 2011


... it's been awful today.

She's just asked me to show her where the bathroom is because she's never used it before.

Earlier she asked me if I had a father, didn't know how to eat a boiled egg or open an envelope.

The last 40 minutes have been spent zipping and unzipping compartments in the empty handbag looking for something.

Behaviours I haven't seen before.


  1. I see this every day in the care home when I go to see Dad . He is not at that stage yet but so many are . He has vascular too pal as you know . I wish I could come give you a big hug xx

  2. Oh, Bee! It must be so awful for you to watch this deterioration. I hope tomorrow is a better day.