Christmas Day was nice - On Sundays we take my parents out to eat & since it was Xmas me & my sister in law Carole brought food over - & I had some Greek bread I made in the freezer.
I felt bad that Christina ( who lives with my folks) wasn't up to joining us She said she felt stuffy & achy -but then later I realized she was crying on & off all day. It's a difficult time of year for many -she lost her mother 12 years ago & her father hasn't been much of a support I hope she knows how much my family values her - I would be lost without her
The gal who lives with & takes care of my folks, Christina (her daughter lives with them too) is off for a well deserved week away & we are using a home care aide service. So far it's worked out well. They come 3XDay...I was at my folks house yesterday to meet the caregiver . She kindly woke my Mom & made her breakfast. My Mom looked out the window & asked whose car was in the driveway, which was the caregiver's car. She always wants to know whose car is in the driveway or if my car is working. I asked the aide if she had much experience in working with dementia patients & how she thought my Mom was. She has a lot of experience with them & thought my Mom was in early stages, we've been giving her cannabis peanut butter since June of 2014. On Saturday, friends of my brother drove 5 hours from Illinois to get some cannabis crackers to try with their Mother who has a lot in common with my Mom - Greek, same age, also had a stroke - but her condition is more severe. Hopefully this will help.
My Dad really likes the caregivers so far - which is great. I'm sure my Dad enjoys having different people around to talk with.
I made an instagram collage of my Dad with my Corgi Buddy, his sketch & final painting...