3 hours ago
This was a hard day for me, and a terrible day for Mom. She was very delusional today, and just slammed me with phone call after phone call, asking how to get "home", how to call her parents, grandmother, and aunt, who were "visiting" her in the "hospital" (all these people have been dead for years), how to call the house and talk to her husband (also long gone) so he could come and pick her up. I record her calls, and this tiny clip, when she said, "You have no idea what it feels like to lose your mind" just broke me.
What a terrible disease Alzheimer's is, and how terrifying must it be to live with it, to feel so alone, so panicky, and to not be able to find the words to explain all the crazy things your brain is telling you.
Well, Mom, you expressed this feeling with great clarity. And it's just awful. And I feel so helpless and sad.
I got over to see her after work, and she calmed down quite a bit during my visit, thank God. As @mollysmovement would say, "We'll keep moving forward". (Please check out @mollysmovement. Molly died of Lewy Bodies dementia last June; her son Joe documented the last year of her life on social media, including YouTube - very moving and inspiring)
#alzheimers #alz #alzsucks #dementia #keepmovingforward 💜💜