Alzheimer’s Looking Good For My Dad

My Dad who has Alzheimer’s, has been making me proud. ¬†He has been working hard keeping his mind and body active. ¬†He’s not ready to go yet.

Dad plays solitaire on the computer for hours. ¬†Then when he gets bored with that he will go outside and work in the yard. ¬†He’ll be out there in that heat digging up bushes and replanting other bushes. ¬†Dad recently painted the concrete patio. ¬†I mean he keeps himself real busy. ¬†I have to continually watch him to make sure he doesn’t have an other stroke.

In the ¬†morning it’s always interesting to see what dad shows up. ¬†He can be so negativity and complain about every thing even editorial from the newspaper. ¬†There are times where he looks so blank in the face, along with memory problems. He’s been obsessive about a few things like his clothes. ¬†He washes clothes every other day. ¬† He goes to home depot constantly buying things. ¬†He’s been buying clothes when he ¬†use not care what he had.

In the long run I’m glad he takes care of himself most of the time. ¬†He has so many medications to keep up with and has been able to organizing them very well. ¬†Sometimes he gets confusion and comes to me to ask questions, which I’m gladly to help. ¬†I still watch him especially when he’s out in the heat. ¬†If I don’t go out and tell him to come in he would stay out all day.

I just wish my mom had so much energy. ¬†But she’s just letting herself go. ¬†I don’t know half the time if there’s really something wrong with her. ¬†She ‘s always making grunting noise. ¬†You ask her how she feels in the morning it’s always “Oh, I’m down in my back” or, I’m not up to parr. ¬†Nothing good. ¬†It’s hard on me because I see her sometimes so happy, but it can change in a minute. ¬†She just wants to sit in her chair or lay in her bed all day. ¬†She stays depressed. ¬†The hardest part is keeping up with her mediations. ¬†You ask her if she has taken her medications. ¬†“I don’t know,” is always her answer. ¬†She got a clean bill of health from the doctors except she does have arthritis. ¬†If she was taking all her pills she shouldn’t be having some of the problems she states. ¬†She has vertigo and is suppose to take med’s for them morning and night. ¬†She always complains about the vertigo.

I came to the conclusion that mom needs a lot of attention. ¬†she gets her feelings hurt and it’s nothing to see her burst into tears. ¬†There’s nothing we can do for her she insists on feeling this way. ¬†I just go to my room and close the door. ¬† I love my mom very much but it seems like I’ve turned into a mom instead of the daughter.

In the meantime, I will continue watching them and make sure their okay. ¬†I love my mom and dad that’s why I moved in to take care of them. Love you mom and dad.

5 thoughts on “Alzheimer’s Looking Good For My Dad

  1. BK says:

    Your father is truly an inspiration; what he is doing will surely inspire others to fight against their Alzheimer and to continue to live a fruitful life. Thank you for sharing.

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