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, April 30, 2009
Respite, Vegas, and the World Tea Expo
I should be packing, instead I am creating a quick blog post. This weekend, I am attending the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas. Yeah, I'm sure I sound like a nerd, I really can't help it. I love tea and simply couldn't pass up the Expo. It's amazing the things you can develop an interest in when your time outside of the house is limited. If you are interested in more details you can follow my adventures on Tea Escapade.
Needless to say, a trip out of town means a respite stay for Muddear. In some respects, respite stays are so much easier than before although I still have that twinge of guilt every time I leave Muddear. Thank goodness Brookwood Retirement Community makes the transition easy. They know us now so scheduling, drop off and pick up are a breeze.
Muddear was so funny. When I arrived home from work, I reminded her that we would be leaving soon. After packing and loading Muddear into the car, we start to talk...
"Now where are you going?"
"Yep! I am really looking forward to the trip. I have never been to Vega before."
Upon arrival at Brookwood, I wait for Muddear to finish eating dinner - we stopped at Wendy's on the way. I kissed her on the head and told her I was leaving.
"Well, why are you leaving me here?"
"Remember, Mike and I are going out of town."
"I know, but I thought I was going too."
"Not this time, but don't worry - we won't be gone long."
"I'll be praying for you... take my prayers with you."
"I will and I'll be praying for you too."
That's the first time Muddear ever questioned whether she was traveling with us or not. I wasn't sure if she was serious or joking. Who really knows?