My mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2010. This is a blog about coming to terms with her absent mind.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Catching up

All in all it has been a bit of a week.

Phone call on Wednesday to say that they thought Ma had had a TIA early evening. Her eyes were open but she was unresponsive for a couple of minutes before 'coming to'. It certainly isn't the first time this has happened and is, of course, a part of vascular dementia. It is quite likely that the majority of her falls are as a consequence of a small TIA. Once she had come to she was fine again.

On Thursday the home phoned at around 8:30pm to say that Ma had had a fall. This time though it was due to her thinking she could get up out of her chair and walk unaided. She landed on her bottom (not a hip), didn't appear to be in pain and in the time it took for them to ring me she was happily fast asleep.

It seems that taking her off the Zopiclone has consequences other than giving her the ability to feed herself her breakfast.

*buys long on Duck Tape and Velcro in anticipation*

Seeing Barry on Tuesday regarding plans for getting Ma home.


H drew a picture of E's alpacas Rhubarb and Crumble:

And I photographed a cobweb or two.

1 comment:

  1. H's drawing is fab! And I love your cobwebs photo.

    Sending you big hugs as always. xx