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.


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Phone Call From Ruth

Ruth, one of Muddear's oldest friends and relative called today. Periodically Mrs. Ruth will call Muddear to chat as well as inquire as to how she is doing. Today's phone call brought sad news to Muddear. Ruth had six children, to wit three had previously passed away, however, she called to tell Muddear that another one of her sons recently died.

This caused Muddear to become increasingly confused not to mention worried about her own two remaining children...Walter and Phil. Since the phone call, Muddear has told me on about four occasions this evening that it is time for her to move. She can no longer live with us and continue to be separated from her family...her children. "If you had children you would understand."

I have tried to reason with Muddear, but finally had to give up. I hope this passes sooner rather than later. Muddear has thanked us for being such gracious hosts, is time she moves on to another location closer to the "city".


Glorious Hats said...

Oh gosh. These sort of days are so challenging - for all parties. I too hope the confusion passes quickly or is already over. Hugs, Jane

Nikki said...

I'll drink to that! :-) Muddear has experienced periods of confusion in the past. The longest being about two weeks. Hopefully this doesn't last nearly that long.

Happy New Year!