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

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Goodness me

In the first 120 hours after Ma went into hospital, I slept for over 95 of them. I think that says that I needed a bit of a rest.

She is settled on the ward but there have been some changes. Social Services have had a bit of a shuffle around so now Ma has Chris, a CPN, instead of Barry. I don't suppose it will make a lot of difference to her other than the fact that she won't flirt with Chris (female). I'm not happy that they are giving her Risperidone, I wasn't willing to give it to her when she was at home and I'm not happy that they are giving it to her in hospital. However I am attending the ward round on Monday am so I will be asking questions.

One thing that is without doubt, she will not be coming home before Christmas. I am fine about this actually, obviously I will go and see her on Christmas Day/Boxing Day (and multiple days in and amongst) but having had to cancel the respite care I had booked I was hoping that she would be staying in hospital. Harriet deserves a nice Christmas.


Two years today since Dad passed away. Still miss him every single day.


  1. I'm not surprised you slept for so long, you must be exhausted. Caring for someone wipes you out because you can never fully relax. And with your Mum's illness- well, I cannot imagine the extra strain. I really don't know how you do it.

    I just want to say I understand about missing your Dad. My father passed away 7 years ago on Boxing Day. I still miss him so very much. They say, of grief, that you get used to it, you never get over it, and I think that's true.

  2. Dear Bee,
    Thinking of you over the christmas period and other readers in similar situations.