Monday, July 30, 2007

Talk about panic. Today I called home twice to check in with Mom and she did not answer the phone. I tried to control the uneasiness, figuring that Mom was probably just sitting on the patio enjoying the lovely weather. When I arrived home, there she was, coloring (she calls it 'painting') and she was smiling. I asked where she was when I called and she said she was out on the patio enjoying the weather. I guess my prayers were answered and I should trust my instincts more.

Tonight we are trying the soft music to soothe Mom to sleep as suggested by my wonderful blogger friends, Nancy and Betsy. I hope it will help. Mom said that she hates being alone in the huge bed and that she misses my dad. I can understand that, they were together for 42 years. Poor Mom.

I ordered a Verilux Rise and Shine dawn simulator lamp in preparation for fall and winter. For some reason I have this feeling that my Seasonal Affective Disorder is going to be bad this winter, and I'm going to need all of the help I can get. Amazon had a great price on it from the Sharper Image. I have heard good things about it so I thought I would give it a try.


~Betsy said...

I hope the music helped. Hang in there!

flintysooner said...

Music helps my dad. Funny thing is I never recall him listening to music much before the dementia. Hope you got some rest.

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