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Caregiving For Dementia

Dec 21, 2018

I’m a Baby Episode # 66 In this episode, I talk about babies. Were only a few days away from Christmas? And a lot of people are talking about the baby Jesus. Now I don’t know whether it’s all the talk of Christmas here to house, or if Mama honestly thinks she is a baby because of her dementia. This week here in the house, Mama has called herself a baby. You may find yourself in your 50s thinking about whether or not you want to have another child. I would suggest to you, though. Before you take that step move your elderly parents in, especially if they have a physical or mental problem to where they need help 24 7 365. You see, you may find yourself in a position that stuff and I’ve found ourselves in where was a baby, you can do what you want when you want, how you want, but when you’re taking care of an adult. It’s not that easy. You find yourself without time to explain to them what, why and how you doing things. From time to time you may wish you were of a certain age, but you want to go back to that age. No one would you know now. Everybody knows that that is impossible. However, in mom’s case, she’s a toddler mentally so she reacts as a toddler at times. You find yourself dealing with an adult with a toddler’s mentality and that is not always easy to do. Now I realized that people have to work. But what I don’t understand is how you can just put your parents in a nursing home and never, ever go see them. There are 5 of us kids left and 3 of us kids don’t even bother coming around to see mom and haven’t for about 4 years. They were around for the 1st 2 years, and Mama was Mama, but they have just up and disappeared. They don’t even bother calling anymore. Now I realized that Mama can’t talk on the phone anymore but still that’s no reason just to disappear and not even see your mother, your parents at all. We’re just a few days away from Christmas, and I’m not sure that were going to bother decorating again this year for Christmas. Because of the way Mama Reacts, but the problem of it is, is I don’t know whether that reaction is a bad reaction or is it just the fact of the pretty lights, and the pretty packages. Or is it a reaction of fear? I’m not sure I don’t know that I will ever know for sure. As for myself, I’m a big Christmas buff I like all the lights in the packages. But it’s a lot of work for one person to put everything up. And there’s not a lot of time in the evening when Stephanie, Michael come home from work to do a whole lot. So I’m not sure that were going to decorate again this year. I’m just not sure. If you’re still reading, I would like to say thank you for reading this far as I wrap up the show notes. I would just like to say Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all. If you hit You may run into it being down I’m working on the website, but it shouldn’t take me more than just a few hours to do what I need to do. If you find the website down. Please, please keep trying to leave me a message. I’d appreciate it.