Questions and Answers

A huge weight has been on my heart. My mother has Alzheimer's and lately her short term memory has been spotty at best. Every time I am with her it is necessary to choose my words wisely, so not to upset her, did I mention she also can be grumpy? In the midst of this there have been many questions that have arisen for me. It's amazing how God has given me answers and blessings along the way


How do I care for her when she doesn't remember simple things or becomes agitated. On vacation I spent some time reading a book, Creating Moments of Joy. The author helped me see how to care for my mom in a kinder, more loving way! 

What can be done to keep her in her independent living situation for as long as possible? The organization, Elders helpers is able to send a nurse to her home to consult with my mom and set up all of her medications. The nurse is kind, gentle and knowledgeable. My mom loved her!

What medication for Alzheimer's should my mom be taking? After meeting with her doctor it was revealed that Aricept, the medication that she was supposed to be taking had been discontinued in her records! Well that answers many questions!

What I learned

The weight has been lifted. God has blessed me with answers and surprises! 

The Doctor's office called and changed the appointment. This meant that we would meet with the nurse first and the Doctor the next day. What a blessing because it gave me time to formulate important questions and time to mentally rest after a tough couple of hours with the nurse. God knew that I needed that extra time.  

The other blessing came in the discovery of the missing medication. Thank you Lord for prompting me to ask the question!

O Lord, You have looked through me and have known me. You know when I sit down and when I get up. You understand my thoughts from far away. You look over my path and my lying down. You know all my ways very well. Even before I speak a word, O Lord, You know it all. You have closed me in from behind and in front. And You have laid Your hand upon me. All You know is too great for me. It is too much for me to understand. Psalm 139:1-6

God knows what we need and blesses us abundantly! 


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