Monday, December 23, 2013


Daily Draw: Legend the Arthurian Tarot ~ 7 of Swords

Dawn of a new quest. Most of the round table knights wouldn't even try to pull the sword set in stone by Merlin. A few tried and failed. When Galahad was presented to the group and accepted as a knight, he then was able to pull the sword and the real quest for the grail began.

My mother is bored out of her gourd. It breaks my heart to see her sitting in her favorite chair, watching expectantly, for... Not much happens here. I've gotten her health stabilized, she now performs basic care tasks on her own, I've got a clock on her table with a framed 'time' menu to refer to. It has all helped, but she does need to be somewhere where there is room to roam and people to talk to. There is no adult daycare here so I'm scouring the hills and dales of home to find a suitable option. That accepts Medicaid. Good luck, senior care is big business...for those who can pay for it. So I seek my own version of a red boulder in swift water with a sword sticking out of it.

"You'll sit forever, gluing things together,
Cooking up a stew from other's scraps,
Blowing on a miserable fire,
Made from your heap of dying ash." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832  Faust


  1. I am sorry for you and your mother there are so little arrangements for her. In the Netherlands things like that are getting worse too. Perhaps in the spring it is easier to go out with her, or is, isn't it possible to take her with you?

  2. Are there any community run day centers near you? Is there a local Alzheimer's support group that might have some ideas? Or could you meet with other caretakers once a week and create a social outing for those you care for?

  3. there are daycare centers for dementia patients in the larger cities and some senior citizen centers. The problem with dementia is as soon as the ride or entertainment ends so does the memory of it. The good things about nursing homes is there is always someone going past the door, there are isle wings to walk, there are nurses and residents to say hello to. If it weren't for the fact they were killing her where she was was a great place. .. It isn't me that needs the respite, it is mom!


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