Monday, July 14, 2008

Mondays

It seems like Mom's angry outbursts are tied to her frustrations over not being able to do the things she's always done. I think it's her way of dealing with her loss of independence. Don't get me wrong, so far they are few and far between with me, but I remember the first few months of living together and the hallucinations, the anger and the other weirdness that is Alzheimer's.

Yesterday I made a quick run to the Home Depot. When I came home Mom told me something about a man stopping over. I was concerned about this and quizzed her, then I forgot about it chalking it up to the disease and confusion. Tonight George mentioned that the garage door was up and the car was missing and he was concerned so he stopped over to make sure things were OK. Mystery solved. It's nice to have neighbors who care. I must have pressed the button to close the garage door but it didn't go down. Hmm.

2 comments:

nancy said...

sounds like you have wonderful neighbors. i'm hoping that things are going as well as can be expected for you.

flintysooner said...

I really sympathize with you on this escalating anger thing. I'm just so sorry about it.

Sometimes on the garage door issue I get 1/2 mile away and have to turn around to make sure I got it closed. The cat doesn't help as she enjoys walking through the beam path just as it is nearly closed.