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.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Worst Granddaughter of The Year Award
Okay, I must be the worst granddaughter of the year. I decided to bring my laptop into Muddear's room and sit with her for little bit this evening. Kill two birds with one stone right? Spend time with Muddear, but get a little studying done as well.
Muddear and I began talking which was great. Then out of the blue, Muddear started to sing. Muddear loves to sing and I often hear her singing at random times throughout the day or night. One caveat - Muddear cannot sing which really is not the worst thing in the world as long as I do not have to remain in close proximity. But tonight, as I said previously, Muddear and I were talking. Our conversation lasted no more than 20 minutes. The singing, however, has been going nonstop for the past 30 minutes. Truly, I am ashamed to admit that it is driving me NUTZ!
A quick outline of why I'm teetering on the edge of sanity. Problem number one - Muddear cannot sing. Problem number two - Muddear has been singing the same song for 35 minutes. Problem number three - Muddear is making up the words to the song. She will sing about 10 words then randomly talk about 15 words then repeat the sequence all over again. Finally, problem number four - Muddear sounds like she is singing an old negro spiritual.
WOW! I am the worst granddaughter in the world!