Jun 21, 2010
My mom's memory is getting worse. She's 83 and it's getting to point that I don't know who she is. She's nice one moment and then happy. One minute get's great wants to go each and 5 minutes latter she doesn't feel like it goes to bed. I don't know who I'm talking to. What's really bad is she doesn't remember our communications. Last night while reading in my room my mom appeared in my door and looked very confused. She said, "I thought I was in the hospital." I said, "No mom your home now." She responded, "No, I'm suppose to be in the hospital!" She looked so confused. I got up and walked her to her room and put her to bed. It's like she had no life at all. I believe she also has Bipolar with her different moods up and down. She can sit there and rock back and forth playing with her hands and just crying. I ask her what's the matter, and she says she doesn't know.
Mom has mentioned that she wish the lord would take her. She's tired of living - she just sits in her chair all day long. Can't cook, because her knees hurt, arthritis in her hip, etc. At times, with my Bipolar, I have a hard time dealing with it. I have early stages of Dementia and the two together doesn't mesh.
My dad as vascular Dementia/Alzheimer's, but he's not as bad. He keeps himself busy all the time. He also has Sundowner Disease. I mean he can be really down. Both parents posture has changed - they hunch over and walk very slow.
I live with them and take care of them the best I can, but it's getting harder.