A Conversation for The Prisoner
Minorvogonpoet Started conversation Aug 12, 2018
Paigetheoracle Posted Aug 14, 2018
It was meant to. My wife's Aunty Bunty ended up in a care home because she became paranoid in her last few years, thinking somebody was out to kill her. She was a lovely lady, who plied us with cakes when we visited and laughed at all my jokes. Sadly missed as they say
paulh, hiding under my bed Posted Aug 17, 2018
I have known many elderly who dreaded being put in nursing homes or any of their equivalents. A few of them died just before or just after being put there.
I've read strange tales of incontinent older women running away from nursing homes and becoming vagabonds, taking long trips on buses.
Paigetheoracle Posted Aug 20, 2018
Aunty Bunty tried running away but they caught her. Personally I think I'd run away to 'see' as well, rather than staring at the same walls forever, waiting for feeding time in the zoo.
By the way, did you know some people on their death beds, wait until their loved ones go away, to kick the bucket? This happened to a friend of ours, only at the other end of the spectrum. Her baby nearly became a victim of cot death but she arrived in time to save him. Unfortunately he was left brain damaged.
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