Me & My Mom @ 95
Sunday, July 02, 2017
Caring for Mom- the good, the bad & The ugly
My mom is 95 years young, and still lives in her own home with my brother. She does crafts and loves to color. She reluctantly uses a walker, and gets around well. Glenna loves to eat out, and to visit friends.
My mom has health concerns that are of no real concern to her. She is oblivious to the fact that she could have another fall, and end up in the hospital with a broken hip. There's also the issue of dementia. Getting old is certainly not for cowards, and my Mom is very brave! My brothers & sisters and I are here to support her.
Today was a difficult day with my Mom. She did fine when out with her friend and I. and had my full attention. Later at home, she soiled her pants, everything changed. She has not been allowed to walk down the basement stairs in years, and immediately headed for them. My Mom emotionally is at a preschool level. I'm not sure how long she will be staying in her own home. The decline that I saw today was dramatic. Whatever my mother has to face, we will face it as a family.