I've had my mom in a nursing hom close to me now for 3 months.
I go over 4 to 5 times a week. I do her hair, we listen to
music programs they have, go to the ice cream socials, take her candy and
McDonalds hamburgers which she enjoys. What ever
activity is going on I go as often as I can.
My problem is that it is getting hard to keep my spirits up. We have
conversation but it only consisits of what has gone on in her hallucinations,
no reality in volved at all. I listen, some of them are shocking, I'm sure
I look startled. If I try to tell her what has gone on in my day, she might
smile for a bit and the go right on to the next story.
I might add, over the last 7 years, I have been in charge of finding a place for my mom
and dad, selling their house and most of their posessions, finding an attorney, paying bills, buying
their clothes, you name it I did it. Taking off work when they were ill and in the hospital. All things
we should do for our parents.
I seem to handle that better than whats going on now.
Any suggestions? seh4ku