Despite the fact that Mum was pretty good over the Xmas period even though we had an endless stream of guests and visitors, she had a really confused day today.
She had a nap in her chair in the evening and when she woke, she was convinced she was going to be collected any minute for the Day Centre. She just couldn’t comprehend that it was 9.30 at night and wondered why it was so dark. Each time I explained that she wasn’t going anywhere she said she understood but then immediately said the same thing again. This went on for nearly a half hour. I actually got quite upset and asked her to go to bed but she said she didn’t want to. I went into my bedroom for a while and when I came out she was sitting in her chair with all the lights out, trying to sleep!
I finally persuaded her to go to bed but I was so upset I had to ring my sister for a chat just to offload. I went to bed but I couldn’t sleep. Needless to say, I heard her up and about at 1.30. She was fully dressed and said she didn’t want to go to bed as she was wide-awake. Not sure if she had dressed herself or if she had just gone to bed fully-dressed. Eventually I persuaded her to get undressed and go to bed. She couldn’t have been that wide-awake as her heard her snoring about 10 minutes later and she didn’t wake up until about 9.30.