The soothing music seemed to work last night. We shall see about tonight. I am so tired tonight. A comes next week, I hope I can get a break. I have been caregiving nonstop for 2 years now and it's exhausting. Today I checked out a website called www.aplaceformom.com. They help find housing for seniors including ones with dementia. I'm trying to plan ahead for the inevitable. I'm also looking into something called Lifeline which the neuro recommended. Mom would wear a bracelet with a button that she would push if she needed help, for example, getting up from a fall. But I wonder, how does someone with dementia know to push the button if they need help? The other thing that I am on a quest for is a good disposable undergarment that does not leak and is good for bowel incontinence. Isn't my life exciting? Oops, Mom is crying. Guess I better go find out what is up.
She was lonely as usual. Poor Mom. I think she's finally settled down or maybe the Seroquel has kicked in. I'm trying to load Mom's iPod with songs from her lifetime. I bought a Perry Como album and some Judy Garland songs. I loaded Mom's Rosemary Clooney, Barry Manilow and ABBA CDs along with Barbra Streisand's CD onto the iPod that sits in the sound dock. She listened to music all day while I was at work. There is an eclectic mix, including Linda Ronstadt and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and lot's of classical music. That's one thing my parents both loved; music. I remember the house was always filled with music when I was growing up. Music seems to calm Mom down.