I haven’t written much lately for various reasons. I was a bit down last week when I was on my own without family support and didn’t much feel like writing. Also nothing too major has happened so I sometimes feel I’m just repeating myself and writing the same thing over and over again.
My sister and brother have returned from holiday (thank goodness) and everything is carrying on as ‘normal’. Mum continues to say she hates the Day Centre. She always tries to tell me some sort of horror story about what happened that day but I think most of it is based on paranoia and getting hold of the wrong end of the stick. She had an obsession about her seatbelt on the bus, last week. She was worried because she can’t do it up and the Carer would be cross with her. What actually happened was that Mum tends to try and undo her seatbelt while the bus is moving! She also told me about the ‘terrifying’ experience she’d had today but it all turned out to be based on a TV programme she was watching. No change there then!
She also told us about someone who’d been playing a game of ‘knickers and ladders’. Sounds like an interesting game – not the sort they should perhaps be playing in a Day Centre!
The one good thing that has happened is that her sleep pattern has more or less altered back to how it used to be. It just suddenly began about a week ago when she slept through until 9 a.m. and it’s been fairly consistent since then. Touch Wood! So at last I am getting a much better night’s sleep which can go a long way to helping cope.