Living with Alzheimer’s 10 (A Series)

It irks me.

When she does not see me immediately, she thinks I am not in the house with her.. whether I’m in the kitchen cooking/baking or if I’m working at something on the computer in the family room or if I’m in the bathroom.. she will stand up from her lying down position so that she can look for me.

It irks me.

When it is time to turn in for the night, she will remind us about the doors being locked and the gas stove being closed and the lights being switched off. And even if we tell her everything is as ordered, she will want us to do it all again. And again. And again. Until she is somehow satisfied that we are telling the truth.

It irks me.

That she can’t remember something she had just said out loud or that I had just confirmed it.. like 5 seconds ago. It goes beyond logic.

It irks me.

There are only three people in our house — Mama, my husband and me. With my husband asleep on the bed and me sitting at my computer desk (both of us visible in her plain sight), why does she still ask if there is someone in the kitchen? Unless maybe she doesn’t count herself? Or perhaps she has forgotten how to count? To three???

It irks me.

I need a break.

Published by Bukidlife

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