Communication

Mom is 93. She is losing her memory and can't process information like she used to.


Conversation is getting so difficult.

She is either not receiving the information in her brain or the information just runs out like a sieve. She listens to news on the TV and repeats it wrong. I tell her things and ten minutes later she asks the same question.

When I try to explain something simply and plainly she blinks at me like she is struggling to understand. After I say it three times, three different ways, she says OK and then ten minutes later asks me about it.

I repeat things all the time now just to get it in her head but it doesn't matter, it's just not retained. When I remind her that I just told her something, she doesn't even respond to that reminder.

She's still sharp in many other ways. She has conversations on the phone with friends,(I have no idea how those go)she cooks her own food, she watches TV and she is still physically healthy but when it comes to communication with me, it's just such a struggle.

I know I have to learn to accept this, but it's just her and I living together and it makes me weary. The more I accept her decline, the easier it will be on me. I just have to try to not get so irritated. But how does one live with crazy conversation and stay sane???

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