Lately, as I have been spending more time outside of my bedroom, enjoying life with my family and friends, the one person I am enjoying the most time with is my mother. You might call from previous posts that my 72 year-old mother was diagnosed with Dementia in 2016, That is has been an uphill battle is coping with her mood swings and lack of memory, and her confusion from time to time, but that does not change my love for her in anyway as when I was an ill infant in her care, she cared for me 24/7 and was alIt ways by my side, no questions asked, so it is time for me to do the same in return.
Dementia can be challenging, from delusional thoughts to just a forgetful memory, you never know what is going to come your way. Then the mood swings, as they cannot be treated, unlike my mood swings from Bipolar Disorder which are treated with mood stabilizers, my mother’s mood swings cannot be treated. That is the reality of the disorder. However, that is not going to keep me from my mother and I will always love her to matter even if it gets to the day where she no longer remembers me.
It is hard going through something like this when all my friends’ parents are in their late 50’s while my parents’ are in their mid-70’s. So one day they might have to experience the journey of Dementia, but by then, my parents will be long gone to Heaven aka Home.
My mother and I love watching Law & Order together, the morning news on Global, cooking shows, which my older sister Angela got us addicted to. Or we just like to sit on the porch on a sunny day even if it is chilly, we wrap ourselves in blankets and sit and drink coffee and relax, I just recently started drinking black coffee with almond milk.
So although, I cannot drive due to my seizures and my mother cannot drive due to her Dementia, we find ways to have fun around the house.
I love you mom!