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

Thursday, June 12, 2003

I don't think I have written about Mama's new fashion statement. She has never been able to leave the house without wearing earrings and a necklace. Her earrings began to cause sores on her ears, but she still had to wear them even when they were killing her ears. The back came off of one of her favorite pair of earrings. This only threw her for a short time. She wore the one that was left and found another earring for the other ear. It didn't matter if they matched or not as long as she had on two earrings. Lately she has been digging out different earrings from her jewelry stash, but she always has two different types of earrings. Today she had on that dangled and one that just clipped snug to her ear. Who knows what she will decide to wear tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Mama's sleep patterns are still all messed up. She is really mixed up today. Penny had to take her little girl to the doctor this morning and did not come to the house as early as usual. Penny took her into town to her house so I could do some things around the house. They came back around 2:30 and Mama proceeded to heat up her lunch. Penny assured me that she had fed Mama. I told her that I had NO doubt that she had done just that. Mama is just so used to eating when Penny brings her home that she thinks she needs to eat EVERY time they walk in the house.

She ate again around 4:30 and fussed at me through gritted teeth for not eating with her. She then went to bed. It will be interesting to see how long she sleeps!! I sure hope it isn't another one of those middle of the night mornings!! Life is so much fun!!