Tips For Caregiver's

People with Alzheimer's disease frequently become more disoriented after dark or when waking. Leaving a night-light on in the bedroom may be helpful.

~WebMd

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Funerals and Respite Stays

My great uncle, S.C., died earlier this week. He lived in St. Louis, Missouri where the bulk of our extended family live, therefore a few us are driving there for the funeral.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we leave Sunday morning for the evening visitation at the church. The funeral and burial will be held on Monday at Noon.

While gone, Muddear will stay at Brookwood Retirement Community for a short respite stay. We just dropped her off this afternoon. It was nice to have the staff express excitement about having Muddear return to stay with them. Almost like home away from home.

One thing about Brookwood is that there is a store on site that sells all sorts of snacks as well as miscellaneous items, from light bulbs to socks to miniature porcelain tea sets. Prior to Mike and I leaving her, Muddear asked..."did you hide any snacks in my drawer?"

Of course I did!

2 comments:

Glorious Hats said...

Condolences on the loss of your great uncle. Thankful you can go to his funeral, and that M is willing to go to respite care. Hugs, Jane

njm said...

Thanks Jane. Muddear tends to do very well on the shorter stays. The longer days become more of a challenge. We are going to pick her up tonight.