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someguyfromcanada  ·  1333 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Look Through the Eyes of Alzheimer’s

That guy sounds remarkably sentient. Explaining his diagnosis to his son is exactly the opposite of what has happened in my family. My Mom absolutely refuses to admit there is any issue whatsoever and gets uncharacteristically angry when there is any suggestion to the contrary. I got her NP home care and made the mistake of looking at their notes in front of her and she looked and after she saw the notes about her memory issues, she called them stupid and refused to let them in any more. This is a woman who was the head of Special Education in our county. She had never called anyone stupid in her life.

I make her dinner every night but I tested her a while ago to see if she could make rice. One measure of this and two of those, boil it and done. Pretty much the easiest things you can make. I left her with the task and came back ten minutes later and she had not figured it out so she threw the pot at me. She has never thrown anything at anyone ever. So out of character.

The memory issues are easier to deal with than the personality changes. I think she might be coming to terms with it even though she won't talk about it. She has laughed more in the last week than I have seen lately. Laughing has always been a big part of her personality that was missing for the last year or so. I assume because she was confused/bitter/whatever and maybe less so now so I hope that is a good sign.

Looks like a big week on PBS for me. The new Ken Burns doc on Jackie Robinson Monday and Tuesday and then this on Wednesday. Thanks.