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

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I Sat Down, But Can't Get Up!




Muddear has been exhibiting a great deal of confusion this week. Initially, I had hoped it would pass, however, we are yet to experience a reprieve.

Two Monday's ago, not last night but the Monday before, as we were in the throes of our home improvement projects, we found Muddear up to a new trick. Each of us, kids included, were cleaning, moving, rearranging things within the home when Mike decided to sneak a peak into Muddear's room. Mike was so shocked that he had to call all of us in to take a look...

Muddear was sitting on the floor! No she was not hurt. No she did not fall, she simply got out of her wheelchair and sat on the floor. Why? "Because I wanted to sit down here for a change." Well, you cannot argue with that. The only problem...Muddear could not get up on her own.

So, while the rest of the family resumed their activities, I lifted Muddear up and placed her back in the wheelchair. She probably weighs about 90 - 95 pounds, so this feat was relatively easy. I knew you would not believe, it so I took pictures to prove it!

2 comments:

Emmyrose said...

I cried when I saw the pictures of your entry. I remembered the time when I was also stuck in my wheel chair and couldn't get up on my own. I admire your strength as a caregiver and I pray for your grandma as well.

God bless you and visit me again sometime.

njm said...

Emmyrose,

Thanks for visiting. Being a caregiver, while not always easy, has been an amazing experience. Many lifelong lessons have been taught throughout this journey.

Visit again soon.