My mom moved in with us 2 1/2 years ago. She brought along her two cars which are 13+ years old. She came to me last night saying “look who I found” she was holding the older cat and she said she has no idea how the cat found her but that the second she saw her little bit immediately remembered her. Then she went on to say that little bit and Julius didn’t fight when they were introduced and that Julius gave little bit a bath and welcomed her with no hissing etc.”
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My step mother (97) is seeing people in the house. The other day, it looked like she was stroking the cheek of somebody on her lap. She told me to take her and wash her face, it look like she had a rash on her cheeks. So I said “come on” and went into the kitchen. After I made their lunch sandwiches, I went back into the living room and my stepmother said “that’s better”. She was also asking about somebody named Brian, we do not have a Brian in the family. She is always very concerned that the doors are locked. And concerned that people can see in even though the curtains are tightly closed. It seems that she is progressing faster than my father, at times. He is having trouble processing what is being said and often mouths the words that I am saying to him. The progression for these two is very very fast, in my opinion. They have had a significant decline since last year at this time.
My dad tells the same stories repeatedly. I just listen. My step mother keeps asking when she will go home ( she is in her home) I just tell her”pretty soon”. Are they progressing? Probably, it is a progressive disease. I don’t mine the repeats. Sometimes Dad is so proud of himself for telling the entire story. This may be your new normal. Things always change before we are ready for the changes. I scratch my head a lot!
my mother does that not just the following day but over n over n over we just go along with what she says as if its the first time we have heard it she takes the meds she always has for her blood pressure n such but wont take any others for anything else
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