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

Saturday, 5 May 2012

It's a lovely day...

... I know, let's go for a drive.

Why don't we go this way and see what we can find?

Let go of your seatbelt Ma, that's not safe. *returns 7 feet of belt to the inertia reel*

If you pull your trousers up like that your legs will get cold


Let go of your seatbelt Ma...

[looking right before turning] YOU'RE ONCE, TWICE, THREE TI... Bloody hell! *turns radio off* Please don't touch the buttons Ma.

Your legs will get cold

Let go of your seatbelt, it's not safe


I think if we go right here we'll find CRASH! Ok please don't open the glove compartment

If you do that you'll break the zip and let go of your seatbelt please

We were only out for an hour and I'm shattered. I think a chimpanzee in the front seat would be less distracting.


A whole week of blips to flip back though. Lucky you.


  1. Haha. That rings so many bells...

  2. It sounds hard work. Similar but much worse than toddlers. x

  3. A toddler chimp. Oh, Lord! Well done on keeping your smile in place, sweetie - teeth prob a bit gritted, but still... xx