This morning I went to my local café for my regular coffee and had a beautiful experience that left me in tears ~ happy tears.
When I visited the same café yesterday morning, I was feeling frustrated, having just left my mother’s after an appointment with her and a Council employee. My mother has Alzheimer’s and my sisters and I have been doing all we can to get everything in place for her, so that she is safe and comfortable. It’s hard to know exactly how far along mum is with her Alzheimer’s, though we are fortunate that she still knows who we are. I dread to think about the time when she won’t recognise us. But for now, everyday presents us with a new challenge. Confusion, anxiety, memory loss and the fallout from these, are things we deal with on a regular basis. Coming to terms with the changes in mum, has been a struggle so far and one that we need to prepare for mentally. And all of this is emotionally draining.