My experiences while living with my mother and her Alzheimer's Disease.(her birthdate = January 2, 1925)

Sunday, March 02, 2003

Okay, I get the message. I will try to do better updating this website.

Mama has been yelling out the front door, "Come up here, and I'll give you something." When no one comes, she knocks on the door, and says, "Come here now." I asked her who in the world she is talking to. She points out the door toward her car and says, "Them." I tell her that no one is out there. She argues that someone is out there. This goes on until I give up.

She waits until I am in the bathroom or busy checking my e-mail, gives the dog a treat, slips out the door, and moves as quick as a rabbit toward the car. This is the only time she moves this fast--when she knows I will try to stop her. One day I found her flying around the back of her car. She yanked open the back door and jumped in the car. I asked her what she was doing. She said she was looking for someone. Then she proceeded to look around the car like someone might be hiding in the car. She was upset that she couldn't find anyone.

She has been getting her exercise by walking around the house looking for someone to eat her cookies. I wouldn't be so upset except we have had lots of rain and the back yard is really wet. I am afraid she is going to bog down and not be able to get out. Or Bandit will knock her down looking for his latest treat--she gives him so many, he expects the ALL the time. I have caught her coming around the corner of the house saying to Bandit, "I already gave you one!" Like he would understand that. Penny had to hide his treats because Mama kept giving him so many we were afraid he would explode!! Or Mama would wear herself out running to the front door.