Another extremely good day for mom yesterday. When she gets her meds, sleeps and has a “normal” digestive day, all seems to be stable after a few months of significant decline. 🙂 The atmosphere at the unit seems to be quieter these days too, which helps mom quite a bit.
I am very thankful for my mom still having a good sense of
humor. While some days are more funny than others, mom still tries hard to
lighten the mood with humor. Even as she forgets things, she does it with a smile. She loves making funny
sounds and making us laugh.
BTW…Saturday is the training day at the local Alzheimer’s chapter. Then, in 2 weeks, we go to Jefferson City to advocate for folks like the Sweet 17 who need their voices to be heard. Seniors in general, in many ways, could be called the Forgotten Generation. Their numbers are exploding exponentially yet funding for services for them are declining significantly per capita. They don’t complain. They don’t ask as much as they should. Yet they need services more than any demographic these days. 🙁 Example: Our non-profit agency has well over 500 non-Medicaid friends who find themselves on a meals’ waiting list right now because of shrinking (late 2000’s level) funding. We are as conservative in budgeting as we can possibly be and we still can’t serve huge numbers of seniors that have earned the help. It is quite frustrating and we would love your help. senioragemo.org is our website. 🙂 Thank you all!