My mom's Alzheimer's disease is getting worse, she's slowly becoming a stranger. She gets lost in our house, see stranger's in her room (mirrored doors), has accidents more often than not, and there are days when she doesn't know who I am.
Normally I'm a optimist who sees the good in things in the worst situations. Therefore, what I'm getting out of this heart wrenching experience is a new way to look at life, how to fragile life is and how we need to cherish very minute. I concentrate on the good instead of the bad situation I've been given.
I heard things happen for a reason to improve our lives.
By praying daily - I've gotten closer to God
I needed the exercise to decreased my stress - I lost weight, now I can fit into my skinny jeans.
Mopping and cleaning the bathroom accidents daily or change bedding - I've becoming a better housekeeper.
Doing tons of laundry of soiled clothes - improved my laundry skills.
When the chips are down, depression set in - I know I've can find strength and courage deep in my soul to get me through the next day.
I've learned to go with the flow of hallucinations, aggressions, total memory loss to having a new name daily. It's hard, but my mother doesn't know why she says what she says, or she doesn't make sense. She become to small child caught in adult's body. So, I try to make light of things and make her happy with the time she has left.
Thank you for your kindness and support. Hugs for everyone.