Families are not always helpful when it comes to the elderly

Carol Roach By Carol Roach, 16th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Health>Mind & Spirit>Alzheimer's & Memory

Elderly parents with dementia needs special care. Some times their families don't want to help out.

Failing memory

Have you got that feeling that you knew you wanted to write something but for the life of you you just can't remember what? As I get older I find that my memory is getting worse. But I certainly don't have it as bad as some people.

Potluck supper

I then remembered it was about the potluck supper that I went to two years ago.

My boyfriend wasn't sure if he could make it to the potluck supper because his mother has dementia and cannot be left alone. Well at first he was going to pay for the caregiver to come in and she would have charged him $115 dollars for the 6 hours. I found that way to expensive just to go to a potluck supper.

Iresponsibile adult children

So I told him to try to get his son to come over. He rarely asks his son for anything.

Well his son did come over. He was mad because he came over and my boyfriend wasn't ready to leave. But you see with my boyfriend\s son we have to tell him two hours earlier because he is always two hours late. This particular time he manages to be a half hour earlier. Who'd a thought it as the expression goes.

My boyfriend left the potluck around 10pm and when he got home his mother was alone. His son texted him to say he had left at 8pm because his girlfriend wanted him.

Both my boyfriend and I were disgusted with his son's lack of responsibility. Anything could have happened. My boyfriend's mother could have answered the door to strangers and gotten attacked, she could have set the house on fire playing around with the stove, or she could have fallen and not been able to get up.

I just don't understand how anyone could be so irresponsible.

All photos taken from the public domain


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Bad Memory, Dementia, Dementia Care Givers, Failing Memory, Senior Care, Trouble Remembering Things

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author avatar Carol Roach
Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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