Living With A Parent With Dementia
When I first noticed that my parent had dementia or at least the symptom, well I guess I really knew it for a long time I was just in denial.
My mom would say something and then repeat it seconds later and I would say; you just said that and her response would be oh I did than kind of laugh it off. She did that many of times or she would forget where her glasses were and she was wearing them and we laugh at that .
As it progressed she started believing she was being watched all the time, like someone is looking in the window at her. We live in a duplex and she is would be upstairs and no matter how you try to convince her that no one could possibly be sitting outside the window she would not believe us. It would get to the point where it would make you angry but then you know she cannot help herself. Her speech becomes more slow speaking so you can't understand what she is saying so and if you ask her to repeat it she can't. There are some days where she acts like her old self and those are the days that I will cherish while she is with me. I just thank God that she is with me.