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

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Change of plans

Unexpected extra evening with Ma today, so the plan for Harry Potter and Nandos with H will have to be shelved until a later date - it's not easy to find a Ma-sitter at short notice!. I might see if Mavis would like to come and spend the evening with us after visiting Vic this afternoon. Ma would like that.

Musing on what to do this lovely rainy morning. Suggestions welcome...

More later. Enjoy your day :)


Would you like a cup of coffee Mum?

I'll do it. Do you want one?

No thanks, I don't drink coffee.

*sounds of an awful lot of stirring going on*

That'll be tea with mascarpone cheese then. Better than coffee and salad cream I suppose. Just.


Good news! Ma is to be re-referred to Dr Prasad, the dementia specialist who initially gave her the dx in January. I think this is a very good thing. I know that there's a lot of support out there (notwithstanding Sue and Barry who are both brilliant) and this can only be a positive move. Ma will be thrilled to see Dr Prasad again. Not. He is the one who told her to stop driving, something she is still insisting she can do (fear not, her car is now SORN and without insurance or a working battery). So that will be fun. Do I tell her beforehand and suffer the consequences of her refusing to attend and the resulting nightmare, or not tell her and then have to strong arm her into the clinic when she realises where she's going.

Either way, it's going to be messy.


Time off tomorrow for a few days. See you Sunday :)


  1. We're off to the Trafford Centre to hit some golf balls at the driving range....don't think we can face actually going in and window shopping!

  2. Enjoy your time off Bee. Can't help with your dilemma though. (I just had to check on how to spell 'dilemma' and the other suggestion was 'mandible'!??)

  3. I always find the surprise and strongarm tactic much better than weeks of protestations.Either way good luck!

  4. I must admit I was thinking the strong arm method would be the best all round. By the right- quick march...........

  5. It might well be messy. A promise of a treat maybe? Constant reminders of said treat along way? :)