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Message Subject Coffee Klatch
Poster Handle Texan Buckeye
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I missed the video.

I have to have humor or I would be depressed. My mom is having mental decline big time.

I have finally got her to agree to see a neurologist, or at least that was yesterday. She probably forgot by today. I am going to look up a good one and just make an appt. Getting her there might be a whole other story.

She is going up to the cabin for a month next week but I have that covered. The lady who cleans and manages it is going to be checking in on her.

Yesterday she went to the hospital and told them she had been drugged at the restaurant she had lunch in. Posted it on FB and everything using the restaurant name. Hopefully they dont sue her for that.

She has been messing with her meds because she doesnt like meds, but these are heart meds she has been on for 7 yrs already and now she says they make her forget things and decides to cut back.

The first question I asked her was did you take your meds and she said she weened herself off them as of the day before!

She is giving mande a run for my money. I am trying to get her to move closer, but one day she is all in with that and the next she isnt.

I'm sure this next chapter in my life can keep you all rolling with laughter for a few years. "The MOM chronicles"
 Quoting: flavapor


Oh, hon. I won't be laughing too much. I was down that road with my mom and now we get part 2 with mil. We knew my mom was having problems with memory before dad died. We just didn't know how bad. She hung on hard until he died and went downhill fast. I had a hard time getting my brother to see it. She was really good at hiding it for awhile. The really fun fact of her side of the family is this...EVERY single person, except one, on my grampa's side of the family has died with dementia so far. There are 2 of mom's cousins still alive and I don't know what will happen with them. The one that didn't die with dementia died from a heart attack when he was in his 40's. We know it goes back as far as my great grandmother. Boy, do I have stories.

My mil is still ok, with just little things. Her family has dementia history too, but not as far back as mine. In her case, I really think it's more about this damn lockdown and her not having the same level of human contact as before. She has a small group of friends that would get together twice a week to play cards. They would go to special concerts and plays at the theater, too. She was very busy socially. Now she is a fall risk. The last time she fell was outside on the steps of the deck. She was there for about 45 minutes before the neighbors found her. She does have a fall alarm, but she forgets to wear it sometimes. She wasn't wearing it that day. She isn't driving now. The dr. said no and we agree for now. It could change.

So...yeah. Is what it is. I have a few little problems myself.

Post away, hon. Been there, done that and if it helps anyone, I'm glad to share and listen.
 
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