Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday Morning Humor

Mom is very resistant to having caregivers come over to her house. She thinks that she is fine and doesn’t understand why people need to be there with her. She will find any opportunity to let each of us [caregivers] know that we aren’t needed for our “shift”. Sometimes, she makes up her own opportunities, as you may have read about with our caregiver, Teresa. It comes as no surprise that she is at it again, this time using her ‘broken’ house an excuse.

My Uncle forwarded me this email from mom last night, asking if it was just another rouse from mom or if there was more to the story:


Our living room broke down and it is still a mess so you might not be able to come this week because it isn’t finished yet and there is nothing in the living room to sit on and other things are a mess.


Oh mom! I have to admit, I got a good chuckle out of that one. Mom sure is a sneaky one!!

[If you missed my post last night about the “severe emergency” over the weekend, you can find that here.]


  1. I'm happy to read that you can still find joy in the little things, despite everything that's happened so far. The job description is far from easy, but many of us are willing to take it just for their sake. Taking care of a loved one suffering from dementia always involves a lot of emotional, mental, and physical sacrifices, so I find this very much heartening.

    Heal at Home

  2. I hope your mom turns around with her "no caregivers" policy. It's important for her to be taken care off at all times. Moreso if there are no more chairs left on the living room, if ever that's the case. Perhaps the caregivers need a new approach for your mom, as she has been adamant on not having them.

    Marcia Sherman @ Comfort Keepers Wood Dale