Thursday, May 28, 2009

Another twist and turn in the dementia circus tent....

Well, we can now kiss the lovely little organised care facility at Tinonee Gardens goodbye as mum has been jacked up to "High Level Care" requirements.
We are back at square one now looking for nursing homes that can accomodate her needs.
Mum is still refusing to stand, complaining about pain, so they have been giving her more pain relief which is allowing her to sleep.
She seemed more settled today and back to her old complaining self.
I am going back shortly to help with her evening meal as she is not really eating much of what they give her...mind you it is probably the first time in weeks where she has consistantly had hot food three times a day.
I am now on the down hill run with providing help in this situation - from Monday my brother is on his own. I will help with whatever I can before and after work and try to visit her depending on where she goes.But for two weeks my hands are tied.

On the other side of the coin...
I will once again be exhibiting in July at SOAG ( Society of Artists Gallery at Tighes Hill ) the curators have chosen three of my paintings including "Stroud Monastery" as the pieces that they wish to show - thanks Jen!

6 comments:

Kerry said...

There are so many ups and downs with dementia, and finding appropriate care.

If there is anything that i can do to help you with nursing homes, and wanting a bit of info, just ask, as have worked around the traps for a long time. Am only too happy to help.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kerry = do you have any suggestions for better or worse establishments in the area? I have heard that some are so bad that it could make you cry......this is a bit terrifying...yet what do you do if you have no choice????
Renata

jewell said...

my heart goes out to you...i hope you find the best you can for your mum...hugs xxxxx

Lisa said...

oh baby- the work for you has come at the right time otherwise you would be way over your head with this- sending love and Kerry too- she works in this area and may have some advice, hints etc.........

Michelle said...

Oh Renata....poor little you.

Cool about the exhibition though..it all seems to be happening doesn't it

xx

Anonymous said...

EVERYTHING "happens" to me - I just need to understand where the steps are leading..someone else seems to be in charge and pulling the strings....w.w.