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

Monday, 28 November 2011

More Monday Tales

I'm writing this quickly because we are off to the garden centre in half an hour for a special 'Christmas' evening with mince pies etc.

Thankfully when I took in tea this morning she was still in bed, although she was crying. And continued to cry until approximately 3pm including during going to the supermarket for bits and bobs and then to the laundrette with the duvet. During the trip to the laundrette she did try to get out of the car three times (as it was moving - believe me I was very tempted to stop the car and let her on the third attempt) and at one point she came very very close to dislocating my thumb, but we managed to get there and back without any other dramas.

The hallucinations continue unabated as does the confusion re TV and reality.


(Just pulled up on the drive)

Where's Peter?

He's not coming today

Oh! Isn't he?

No mum, not until Friday

Oh ok then

(10 steps to the front door)

*open front door*

Helllooooo?!?! Are you there??

Is who there?


*insert banging head on wall smiley*


  1. The trying to get out of the car thingey must be very scary. Not to mention trying to drive while holding doors and people in - hmm:( You are doing a fantastic job; but you must know that already! xxx

  2. Oooooohhhh.....*banging head on wall* smiley.....I need one of those!!!