Miriam is doing pretty well adjusting to her new space.
That seem to me to be mixed. In order to adjust really well they give up a big part of their lives. While I know that is alright even necessary, I hate to see that part of my dear one leave.
Last night the Physical Therapist had a conversation with me and us. In replying to her questions it is amazing how much she has declined in the last year, and even in the last month. We live the first year in the bus which has 5 or 6 fairly steep steps to get into the living space. It was not a problem for her at all. Now steps are almost impossible.
The PT will work with her a few sessions a week to see what can be done.
She is quite sure that Miriam has symptoms of Parkinsons. My understanding is that some of those symptoms are a part of Alzheimer's. And frankly, I am not sure there is anything to do about it now any way.
When we took her in we were asked about her appetite. "Oh she eats well." Wonderful, they said. Last night I was there just as she was eating. It looked good and she was getting into it with enthusiasm. As I walked out I heard an Aide talking to an old grandma. They were arguing about when the lady had eaten last since she was for sure not going to eat now.
When they asked her to stan up Miriam complained of her foot hurting. She had a sore spot on her foot, suggesting her shoe was too tight. Last night i bought her a new pair, half a size larger, with stretchy lacings.
We will see how that works.
Gratitude #83 - Sweet Biddies!
5 years ago