My mother also has swallowing problems (she has vascular dementia). So I was surprised when my sister gave her a box of Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles! Mum was able to 'eat' these. The thin, fairly soft outer chocolate coating gives way to a soft interior (like chocolate sauce).
Mostly my mother is indifferent to her predicament which I understand is a symptom of dementia. She has vascular dementia. Today, when I mentioned that this month was her birthday and I told her age (95) she just shrugged. However, she suddenly went to the other extreme and became VERY emotional......
She has a column in The Sun. :? Unfortunately she appeals to certain narrow minded people (bigots, like herself) but she also succeeds in having the title of the most hated woman in UK. Such a long list of things she dislikes - single parent families, northerners, the unemployed, ginger people, fat...
I have always disliked this bigot of a woman who thrives on sensationalism to court publicity. Here is her latest denigrating and offensive remark re. dementia patients............ http://www.itv.com/news/2015-04-08/stupid-katie-hopkins-urged-to-make-full-apology-for-ill-informed-dementia-comments/
Thank you all so much for your detailed and helpful replies. Jenny Lucas - I realised that drinking could be problematic i.e. if it went into her lungs but not eating too! She does have a gross thickener (which she hates) for the water and eats pureed food....well, we mostly feed it to her. I am no...
My elderly mother has vascular dementia and is currently in hospital (due to treating liquid in lungs brought on by poor heart function). We have been briefed by a doctor there re. what her condition of dementia affects physically AND that these affects are, inevitably, terminal! We have been told ...
You say your hurt is for your daughter and not yourself. Since you explain that her reactions/emotions are hard to detect, are you therefore not basing her hurt on the past i.e. not specifically with this xmas present? It could be a receptive time for healing if you chose to see it that way....a sm...
I realise you want much more but, I see it as a possible opener. At the very least it shows she is in his thoughts. How does she feel about it? I visited this site to place this quote on it....perhaps it is apt here? Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and go...
I understand your feelings but, on face value, it IS a Christmas present. Why not see it as an olive branch?
My mother is 94 with dementia and has recently undergone a hip operation (pinning bones together) after a fall she had. She has been in hospital now for almost 2 months. Yesterday I noticed, for the first time, that when she was in a chair she had her head slumped forward, i.e. virtually on her che...