Friday, 12 March 2021

What Jo-Anne Things

 Hello Friday, are you wondering what I am thinking this morning?

Well I am thinking that dementia in any form is a bitch.........

It sneaks up on many and for others it feels like one day they woke up and bam their memory is gone. Of course it didn't happen that way but it sure feels like it.

My Mum has always had a bloody great memory right up till around June 2019 two months after Dad died. We her children noticed she would forget little things at first but now it has gotten pretty bad.

She can still remember who we all are, and that she speaks to me every day and that my brother calls in for lunch each day. However, when we chat of an afternoon she can tell me the same thing 2 or 3 times. Or she will start telling me about one thing and half way through the story changes taking at times a sharp right turn. I sometimes will mention the change, if the original tale was something I wanted to know about.

My Mum like her Mum tried hard not to end up with dementia but still it happened.

My Nan and my Aunt who also has dementia both found out who their friends were, as so many people started avoiding them when they started to repeat themselves.

I would like to hope I don't end up with it but who knows mum says she is glad that she was 80 before her memory started to fail.


Janie Junebug said...

Dementia is miserable. In my experience with patients who had dementia, it got worse as the day went on. During late afternoon to early evening, many of them went through what was called "sundowning," which increased their anxiety.


Nancy Chan said...

Dementia is something which we all hope to avoid. It is a sad when family members and friends start to avoid the one with dementia.

Rita said...

It's such a sad and frustrating thing and we really have no control over it. My mom got super forgetful toward the end, but she knew who I was. I'm glad of that. :)

Karen BakingInATornado said...

It's so difficult to watch, I lost my dad to Alzheimer's, it's a loss in increments.

CWMartin said...

My former pastor's mom was like that. She was crushed by her husbands death- the funeral was the saddest thing I ever went to. She was never the same after- it was too hard dealing with being without him. After 60+ years, can't say I blame her.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Janie.....Yes mum gets worse as the day goes on

Nancy....Yes we doo and yes it is

Rita.....So true

Karen.....Yes it is

Chris......Yes Mum hasn;t coped but refussed to seek help as in grief counselling


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