Yes, dementia is a serious disease, but there’s so many things that dad does now that crack us up and are BEYOND adorable. We are learning to dance in the rain.
Breakfast is pops favorite meal of the day.
The man with a million facial expressions, and each one cuter than the next!
I’ll be doing up dishes, look up and there he is, elbow deep in his food.
It took me 5 minutes to get him outside to just relax on the front porch bench, then in the three minutes I was away trying to get ready for work he was able to spill his coffee and get undressed.
He tried to drink dirt from a potted plant once.
He tried to brush his teeth with a straw. He’s also tried to brush his teeth with his fork while watching America’s funniest home videos.
He tried brushing his hair with his toothbrush.
He tried to eat his food with the handle side of his fork.
He’s forgotten he has a fork and attempted to eat his cake with his straw.
He’s poured coffee from his cup to wet his face with it.
Most noises frighten him, as he can’t distinguish what it is initially, so he’s gotten into the habit of just saying, “aaaaaahhh”, and I’ve gotten in the habit of warning when a loud noise will happen.
He’ll try to put sweatpants on, thinking it’s a shirt. He also did it once with a pillow case.
I’m happy to report that pops is doing really well, after spending 5 days at the Spokane VA for pneumonia we got to bring him home night before last.
Everyone LOVED him there,
he was treated wonderfully during his stay and they made sure someone was with him the entire time.
Embracing the endearing moments and cherishing every moment we have together.