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

Monday, 9 April 2012

Monday Monday

I sincerely hope that everyone else has had crummy weather like we've had here today! Wet, wet and more wet.

H and I have had a mostly lolling sort of a day until we went to see Ma this afternoon. When we arrived she was in the lounge in front of the tv, eyes closed. It took a couple of attempts to get her attention and then keep her focussed. She was chatty enough (eyes closed) and was telling me that everyone was getting on a plane and going on holiday, but she wasn't sure where. She looked at Harriet when I prompted her but there wasn't any real reaction.


I've taken down the photograph on here after a critical comment and 'like' were made on Facebook. I did consider very carefully the ethics of what I was doing before posting the photo and didn't and still don't think that they were disrespectful or voyueristic in anyway. I thought they were poignant and quite beautiful. However, the idea that I may have inadvertenly upset anyone is not something I want to be responsible for.


There wasn't anyone in the office this afternoon to ask about her weight/eating/drinking but I'm meeting Barry there tomorrow so I'll ask about it then.


  1. Its a massive subject and there will be many viewpoints.

    As I choose to read what you write every day, Bee, I am happy also to see what you see.

  2. I missed the photo yesterday, but it's back up again now. I think your mum looks lovely Bee, it's a very calm, restful picture - beautiful!

  3. I don't know how any one can fault what you post up, Bee. I think they should mind their own business, personally. Nothing wrong with what you post at all!