The Longest Day: My mom is awake

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  1. Lisa Rose says:

    What a lovely story! Treasure every one of these moments as they occur. God bless you and your family, Lori.

  2. kathleen Terry says:

    Lori what a beautiful story….thank you for sharing. My last 3 hospice patients had Alzheimers, so I know the struggles each family goes through. Your window of “fire up” was timely…I’m so glad you got that!!!!
    Warm regards…
    Kat Terry, Kansas City

  3. Lisa says:

    My mom is 77 and has dementia and is also a 4 year stroke survivor. I am her caregiver. She has several alert days out of a month and I am very thankful for that. The brain really amazes me. She will talk and talk for hours on those days.

  4. Bob says:

    My mom is 86. I am her caregiver. I know very well the “alert days” you are talking about, she still has them, but nowadays they consist of long stretches of manic delirium followed by silence. On those alert days I used to be able to talk to her about the old days. Now her long term memory is gone also. GOD bless you Lori……………..and all caregivers.


  5. julie noel says:

    Hi my mum has recently gone into a care home she is now sleeping for very long periods of time, but its not like a normal sleep she is so deeply asleep she can hardly be roused I am very concerned about this, care home tell me this is part of dementia but I am worried> My mum does not have dementia so bad we have normal conversations usually she just talks about the past a lot and thinks my dads alive.
    I cannot understand why she is in such a deep sleep or is this a normal progression


    • Jan says:

      Julie, how is you Mum doing now? Did the deep sleep start soon after her entry to the nursing home? If so were there changes to her medications?
      Was the move stressful to her and/ or is the new environment busy or her routine different than at home . Sleeping more often is a part of the progress although the heavy sleep usually comes at a later stage.

  6. Cris says:

    This is very good for our elders beacuse as you mature in age life becomes boring and so like lifeless therefore it very good for them to still have life at their prime having themselves examine before facing their creator.

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