Mom had a busy night last night again…up pretty much all night and sleeps half or more of the day. Sundowners. (aka Alzheimer’s patients’ TurboColic)
Think it through with me…are patients literally confused at when it is time to sleep, or, could it be that the peace of quietness outweighs the need to “people”? There are days I would like to not “people” too . Regardless why, mom has gone from a sweet, in-bed 9pm awake at 5am person to a hodgepodge, anyone’s guess sleeper with sprinkles of rage, extreme sleepiness and hyperactivity/hyperanxiety mixed in the life recipe. I am sure it isn’t going to be good that this is getting worse, but meds plus Melatonin don’t seem to be fixing it. Maybe sundowners will phase out? We shall see (and pray).
Had a nice visit with mom after church today, albeit a short one. Suz, Lindsey and I hung out for a while while mom was fed by the expert. She said some cute things and some unintelligible things, often with a half mouthful of lunch. Overall pretty darn happy, for her. The nurse said she was all over the map today, hence eating away from the rest on the piano room to avoid disruption.
It has been a rough 15 months for mom. 🙁
I told her as we left ” I love you mom! I will see you tomorrow!” She responded with a super cute, quick “Not if I see you before”. 🙂 Sigh…what do you do with that? That was a perfect and cute comeback. The mom 2.0 still says funny stuff and sometimes it even makes perfect sense. 🙂 Kind of like me.
Hope she is being sweet and not whittling a spork into a rudimentary key to bust herself out. 😉 I pray for a peaceful mind and body daily, but especially today.
((Definition for my non-pop culture folks: to “people” as a verb means to be around and forced to interact with humans))