mottm

Stroke Survivor - female
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    Happy Anniversary mottm!

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    Happy Anniversary mottm!

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    Hello all! Thanks for the responses. I feel like I forget to come back here and check for responses, and I have. I saw mom doing things that make no sense recently and i realized she cannot be alone any longer. Not that she was alone, but even for 15 minutes she can create havoc. It was then I realized this will be good for her. She will no longer sit on the couch all day with no interaction from people. She will be forced in a way to interact and I hope get better. Dr's. now say she needs 27/7 supervision and i feel safe knowing this place will do that.
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    The fact that you can get on a computer and even think clearly enough to put thoughts into words tells me so much. I dont want that to sound wrong, but my mother cannot even tell its a new year, no matter how many times I have told her. She forgets 5 minutes later what she was told. She appears to have permanent aphasia, she wants nothing to do with therapy anymore and does nothing but watch TV all day and night. I have become an in home sitter, and I am here 98% of my time. She is not going to get better, and I cant continue to do this for her.
  5. I read this site from time to time, post when I can, and learn a lot of things from people. Mostly lurking, I found this is a great site, but a common thread I have found is, is that some of you have have been caregivers for years with no end in site. I guess I am looking for affirmation that some are not meant for this role, and that trying to get out of the caregiver role is full of guilt, angst, anger and confusion. I have decided as an only child to a stroke patient whose recovery is at a standstill, that I have to make changes both for my sake and her sake. Mom was doomed from the
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    Not being picky or questioning, but I thought impulsiveness was the result of left brain stroke? Mom is very impulsive and forgetful of even the littlest things. She still thinks she is cooking and cleaning and has not done them in months! I just did some checking and you are correct! Love the internet!!