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

Sunday, 7 August 2011


We're baa-ack.... and a soundbite update because I'm tired and wishing I was still in the Lakes and need my bed. H and I had a really lovely weekend with E and P in the Lakes; relaxed, fun, fab food and almost enough HP. The gaps were filled nicely by Up (Squirrel!! ----->)

Ma had a lovely time with Dave and Glen, visiting Liverpool and eating Thai food (I bet she didn't just eat the coconut prawns this time!), visiting her sister and seeing Orla. Dave did comment on how much Ma has deteriorated recently.

We've had tears, false memories and emotional fallout when we arrived home, however. And some incredibly harsh asides to H which I batted away hoping that H didn't hear. I have enough baggage from my mother's comments about me when I was growing up without her visiting them upon my daughter. Unintentioned, dementia driven or otherwise.

Normal service resumes tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Think you're allowed to blow off a little steam, Bee. :)x