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

Monday, 30 January 2012

Monday Calling

Hello hello hello!

I had a lovely weekend away, but why is it always over so quickly? We went here on Saturday where I took a nice photo of a swan and some narrow boats etc. and then out and about on Sunday where I didn't take a great photo of the beautiful medieval Ashleworth Tithe Barn because I'd forgotten to put the memory card in my camera and had to rely on the rubbish camera on my phone...

Back home this morning. Ma seems quite wobbly today and Peter says he's encouraged her to use her zimmer frame over the weekend. Hopefully she'll use it properly now rather than carrying it around... She is rambling a lot at the moment, making little to no sense and is a bit on the agitated side but seems content enough to get up off the sofa, take a couple of steps then go and sit down again.

It's been a struggle to get her to eat half a sandwich for lunch and I need to go and get some supplies in so a trip out in the car is looking likely. Daunting, but likely. Not sure how easy Ma will be.


My cousin has had surgery to repair his carotid artery. He is still critically ill, naturally, but it's a step in the right direction. Thank you for all the messages, prayers and kind thoughts. Very much appreciated.


No trip out on account of Ma confusing a slice of coffee and walnut cake for the house phone (which didn't ring and wasn't even in the room) and shouting 'Hello?!?' into it for some reason. I didn't think she was really up for a trip to Tesco Hell. We had a slight hiatus when taking her night meds and it took nearly two glasses of water to get them down. I've mentioned before how much Ma 'loves' water, so you can imagine how easy that was. Then to top it off, an hour after going to bed she ended up on the floor again. Pete did mention that she'd fallen a few times this weekend and this falling out of bed thing is becoming a bit of a regular occurrence. Maybe a call to the GP might be an idea. If nothing else it always pops my wrists out a bit trying to get her up and too much of that is really not good.

Early bed for me I think. Wasn't awfully well yesterday and still not feeling great today.

Did manage a quick blip though.

What do you mean addicted?!?


  1. Just a thought and tell me if it's patronising / impractical but would one of those toddler bed guards work?

  2. I was thinking along those lines. Might give Occ Health a ring and see if they have anything similar.

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