Missing my Best Friend- My MOM.....
by Missing MOM
(Raining in California)
I help care for my Mom who has more advanced Alzheimer's and probably the hardest thing for me to deal or cope with is how different it has made my Mom.
My Mom was the kindest, gentlest, giving Mom on Earth. This disease has made her into a demanding, sometimes cruel, sometimes frightened little girl. It scares the hell out of me when she does this huffing thing like she's going to hyperventilate or something. I know she doesn't mean to do these things but its the progression of her illness but it is really scary sometimes.
My older sister spends the most time with her since she lives the closest to her and I come on the weekends to help out. We both now see that she really doesn't know who we are most of the time and that a lot of times she even thinks we are just another caregiver.
She doesn't have any etiquette filter on anymore and sometimes says some pretty mean things to you. She comments and says things that are inappropriate but that is not my MOM talking.
That's Alzheimer's talking. All I know is I wish anyone out there that still has a WELL MOM or DAD just shows them how much they LOVE them NOW, not later when its too late. I will be there with my Mom till the end and so will my Sis but this is a tough road to navigate without some inspirational help along the way.