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

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Things that catch you unawares

Paramedics are wonderful people. As soon as they arrive on the scene you feel as if everything is going to be ok. Yesterday was no exception. They were calm and efficient, asking questions and jollying Ma along with just the right amount of humour.

As they were wheeling Ma out of the house, one of them turned to me and said he remembered taking my Dad to hospital last December.

I suddenly realised that that would've been the last time Dad was in this house.

Cue overwhelming and unexpected tears.


  1. Ambushed by grief lovey, ambushed by grief..............

  2. Aweee sweetheart , ((( Bee)))) . You know Ma will be well looked after so try and relax a wee bit . I know it is easier said than done . Accidents do happen and she is not as light on her feet as she used to be :(. sending big cuddles to both of you .

    Margaret xx

  3. {{{HUG}}}<<< A little late but still.