Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Family matters ;-)

My dear dad has Alzheimer's.
He's had this for some time and probably for longer than we all realise.
However, since Christmas, his condition seemed to worsen a little
and, last week, it was decided that he would spend two weeks in a nearby care home.
This not only gives the Dr a chance to assess him further but also gives
my lovely mum some badly needed respite.
And so, after some protest and a rather stressful couple of hours
yesterday morning, my dad finally went off for his 'little holiday'.
We tried to explain this to him as best we could.
But of course, anyone who has dealt with someone who has this
condition, will know full well that no sooner do you finish
explaining, then they have forgotten ...
and you have to start all over again!
Gold stars all round for patience!

We all realise that this must have been quite an ordeal for him.
And also for my mum.
But with being woken anything up to six times a night
my mum was becoming exhausted!

So, I just wanted to say that during the next couple of weeks,
I will not be around very much in blog world !

Take care everyone ;-)