A conversation with mom!
It’s 3AM and it’s time to make the donuts! (Well, last night it was 4AM!) – Sarcasm
I document these situations to learn how to respond better the next time. I share them to help people understand what it is like to have and care for someone with Alzheimer’s…. Mom, I love you!!!
Mom woke up at 4AM and wanted to go home!
Mom: Richard! Are you here? Are you up?
Mom: I need you to take me home!
Me: Can I take you home in 4 hours at 8AM?
Mom: We can’t stay here in the store over night! (I thought this was a home, but okay! I can play along)
Me: Why not? They have nice beds here!
Mom: No! I can’t stay here and sleep in the bed with the owner! (Mom was referring to my Dad) – 🙂
Dad: I’m going to lay down in the other room!
20 minutes later an a long conversation! 🙂
Me: It’s only you in the room now! Would you go back to bed and I can take you home in the morning?
Mom: okay! but you have to take me home in the morning.
10 minutes later – I almost fell back to sleep! 🙂
Mom: Richard! Where is my son?
Me: He will be here in the morning to take you home. (I must not be myself at 4AM) 🙂 (Mom thought that I was her brother)
Mom: Where is Dad?(Not sure if she is thinking about my dad or her dad)
Me: He’s laying down in the other room. He could not sleep and did not want to wake you.
Mom: I can’t sleep in the store alone! Where is he?
Me: In the front room!
Mom: Are you coming back to bed? (To my Dad)
Dad: Yes, I love you dear!
Mom: I love you too! Can we go back to bed? (Good, she thought dad was my dad) 🙂
Me: Smiling 🙂
Mom: Are you taking me home, in the morning?
Me: Yes! Good night! Love you both!