My mom lived in an assisted care facility where everyone left their doors open. One man with Alzheimer’s was restless and walked the halls endlessly. On one visit, she mentioned that he had tried to crawl into bed with her one night. I said what did you do?! She told him he was in the wrong room & he left. Then she added, “What good is a man in your bed if he can’t remember anything…” 🙂
My mother, who has Alzheimer’s and is in nursing care, called me one night to tell me she “just had the most wonderful shower” and she wanted to know “should she tip the man that gave her the shower?” I told her “only if she had a good time.” lol. It was actually a woman that gave her the shower but with her bad eye sight, Mom thinks anyone with short hair is a man…..
My wife has Alzheimer’s and I put some jewelry on her for a Christmas party. While waiting to leave, she took one of her bracelets off, I put it on, she took it off – neither of us saying much. This time picked it up and I set it on the table & informed her that she could not wear it. All was silent, then she quietly said – without looking at me – “you have got an attitude”. I had to LOL!
After turning down the covers and placing a nightly glass of water next to her side of the bed, my mother asked dad if he was coming to bed. His reply “Oh NO my wife would kill me! But thank you for offering” This happened after 10 years of her caring for him with Alzheimer’s.
My mother is a little peanut of a woman – barely 5 feet tall. For some reason all the exam tables in doctor’s offices are way too high, but they still expect Mom to hike herself onto them. One day, a nurse was trying to help Mom and complimented her on her ability to get up on the table. Mom turned to her and said, “I’m little but I’m mighty.” The nurse could not stop laughing.
I was kneeling beside Mom’s bed last night when she was saying her bedtime prayer. This night she prayed, “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the LORD my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray he takes me like an earthquake.” Instead of …my soul to take. I said “what?” Mom laughed and said, “well, I couldn’t remember the rest and …well, it rhymed” ! ~ Amen!