I had to take the day off work today because my mother had a nightmare. She dreamed she was lost and alone and no one could help her.
She lives with me now. I had PTAM forms to fill out (don't be jealous!). Now I am free. I plan to take her for a drive in my convertible with the top down. Any other ideas for this evening?
She can walk. She hasn't lost all faculties.
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It sounds like in a dream form she is processing her dementia fears in her own way. We have talked before about my father's dementia and I often stated that one of the frustrating things for me and most likely him is that he couldn't fully express what was going on in his head or we couldn't fully understand it.
My advice is don't think I have to go big, create something special, interact with her, find a level she is comfortable with - The drive, fresh air, a nice walk somewhere could be as good as anything - Some of the comments are very good maybe something that reminds her of the past - A place she used to visit and music as well, my dad love of music was one of the last things to go or if she is able some simple fun activity (depending on how she is affected).
Just one last little thing I don't know how your mother is affected but my father hated crowds and loud noises so if you go for a musical option maybe more on the gentle side.
Really the main thing I have to say is you play it by ear - Every now and again it seems like it could be too much but it is amazing how quickly you adapt - Best of luck0