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goobster  ·  560 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 17, 2022

Gonna try to take Dad (with Alzheimers) to a Seahawks game tomorrow.

He gets uncomfortable sitting in the car for long periods. The drive is going to be about an hour to get to parking, then we are going to have to Lyft to the stadium.

He can't walk very far, and has some days where his stability is better than others. We'll need to walk from the parking lot into the stadium and to our seats, which are not front row midfield...

He sometimes just "phases out", or loud sounds can annoy him. In a football stadium.

When his brain just shuts down and needs a break, he switches off pretty quickly. Much faster than I get get us out of the stadium, get him to a place outside where he can sit, while I run off to get a Lyft to my parked car and race back to the stadium to pick him up... and hope he hasn't had a forgetful episode and just wandered off somewhere in the interim.

Tomorrow is going to be capital-I INTERESTING. That's for sure!