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Post 721

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

"my two beautiful daughters" smiley - winkeyeare they single ? smiley - whistlesmiley - biggrin


Mum update (GB)

Post 722

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Mum's had a good appetite since I knocked those bottles of gloop on the head that were 100% fat that she was discharged with. The battle since then has been getting her to regain some weight (she slipped to 40kg if you recall). Last month she was 42kg, this month she's 44kg, so I know we're heading in the right direction! Once she gets her energy back, I'll start walking her up and down the street, now the nicer weather is here smiley - smiley

Laura is single, Prof. Helen lives with her boyfriend and a smiley - cat and smiley - dog t'other side of Manchester.


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Post 723

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

next questionsmiley - winkeye(chuckles)is she rich and likes idiots ? smiley - biggrinsmiley - biggrin


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Post 724

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - laugh


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Post 725

Websailor

Like everyone else I am in awe of you GB, I have done my share of caring and I know how hard it is, especially with gradual dementia. It is harder in the early stages as you are never quite sure how much they are aware of and you don't want to upset them and that can be a strain.

Had my son's mother in law to b (sometime) for the weekend with dog in tow. She is 86 (MiL not the dog) and it was very pleasant. I have had a considerable amount of unaccustomed exercise as i didn't dare let her dog walk alone in a strange area! Have decided I need more exercise as she is fitter than me despite being fifteen years older!!

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 726

scorp

smiley - hug GB! Have you reached the guess the thought stage yet? My Mother knew exactly what she wanted to say; but could no longer transfer messages from brain to lips. There was one day when she had an apple and said to me "can you fetch me that?" and then stopped mid speech with a puzzled and defeated look in her eyes - that alone is enough to make you want to smiley - cry

I tried to suggest all I could think of that she might need and suggested knives and plates various; all met with an angry and frustrated "NO"

In desperation, I brought in the cutlery drawer from the kitchen cabinet; and her hand immediately pounced upon her oldest; most worn out fruit knife. And she looked up at me with a look of absolute triumph, as though to say that I should have known what she wanted in the first place - she knew!! smiley - huhsmiley - sighsmiley - silly


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Post 727

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

It all sounds very familiar. There are days I despair. When I went round with Helen on Easter Monday after our lunch, Mum asked her the same questions over and over again. Like the trooper she is, Helen answered the same each time, in the same voice, I'm so proud of hersmiley - brave

After I brought our smiley - tea in (smiley - oj for Helen&gtsmiley - winkeye I sat opposite Mum & Helen, they are exactly 60 years apart, and have always had similar personalities and Helen did try to talk to Mum rather than respond to questions but she had to repeat them so many times, Mum's not deaf, she just didn't seem to understand, it was agonizing to watchsmiley - cry
When Helen was going she hugged & kissed her grandma and told her how well she looked, and Mum said she was doing really well "thanks to these" and swept her arm around the room, then pointed at me. It crossed my mind that because I'd been sat there quietly while Helen was there, Mum lapsed into thinking I was a carer. I saw Helen out, then went back into the room, Mum said "Hello love! How are you? You've just missed Helen!"

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Mum update (GB)

Post 728

Websailor

It sounds cruel GB, but the most essential thing you need to hang on to is your sense of humour, without that you are lost. Laughing at the strange behaviour is not laughing AT HER but the peculiarities of the brain, and reminding yourself this is happening to thousands of people and you are not alone.

smiley - hug

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 729

Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

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