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

Monday, 5 December 2011

Back in harness

I had a lovely weekend away, although it was an awful lot of driving (I think from going to see my Aunt on Friday morning to this morning I've done around 800 miles) and got back here just after 10am.

Ma was pleased to see me and Peter said that she'd been fine all weekend, eating ok, no accidents and only the occasional disturbance overnight. He hadn't managed to get her into the shower though so that was the first thing I did.

Just after she was dressed and sitting in the living room the Vicar arrived to give her Communion and then he and I had a chat whereby he's has seconded me onto a project he is doing for next year (Queen's Jubilee) which will keep me busy for a bit during January typing stuff up for him.

Ma seems very wobbly today. Unsteady on her feet, and very confused. Of course she hasn't eaten anything much since I got back other than a bit of pudding and ice cream about an hour ago. It's now 18:50 and I'm battling to keep her awake until 19:00

Tomorrow is Dementia Cafe, with carols and mince pies and oh ar*e I've just remembered I'd promised to make some mince pies. I'll have to see if I can pass off Morrison's bakery dept ones as my own *looks shifty*


And a pic of my beautiful granddaughter. Just because I can.


  1. Hi Bee,so glad you've had a lovely weekend away to see your family(you so deserve it).Your Grandaughter is beautiful :-)Please don't worry about the mince pies,I will be bringing tesco's finest!!!Looking forward to seeing you both tomorrow.xx

  2. I agree, she is beautiful! Pssst, sprinkle the mince pies with a bit more icing sugar - and say nothing. ;) xx

  3. Ohh I can't even look at that picture without smiling.. Welcome Home(props. to Sheryl for the icing sugar idea.. LoL )

  4. So glad you managed to get away Bee. Long distance driving is good as it gives you time to get things sorted.
    Your granddaughter is gorgeous and I hope you get to see a lot more of her.
    I have grandchild #11 on the way. It's due within the next few weeks.
    Here's hoping the mince pie duplicity goes undetected. LOL