To look at it very coldly, one could say that all I was doing was repaying mum for all the years that she looked after me, when i was a wee kid. It was my/our turn to look after her.
And she liked to watch the football on the telly, too, so that was fine. Bonus.
Silly because we're all on exactly the same road, we are all just people on the exact same journey that goes one way so the inability to empathise and care for a life just because of age is awful really
We saw all four of our parents diminish at differing rates and at different times, and it really was a hard experience.
All those stages… father-in-law convinced he was still a capable driver, and going for yet another old-age driving test. The Traffic Officer had to take over the car after just a few minutes, and drove back. Revoked the licence on the spot, but was very sympathetic. 'It's a place nearly all of us arrive at,' he said.'He's no real idea of what he's doing on the road.' Father-in-law was still convinced he was a capable driver, though.
She did it all with a little "Ha! None of you had the sense to overtake all those stationary cars did you"? grin on her face.
Lots of fun at the nursing home yesterday;my father's teeth were missing and we spent a chunk of the visit searching his room for them.
I have been a regular drinker of diet soft drinks. Somebody reported to me that they saw a study finding a link between diet soft drink consumption and dementia. Since the person who told me about the study could not remember who published it, I would like to know if anyone on these boards has read the study and whether the cause of the dementia is aspartame, saccharine or another artificial sweetener.
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