My mom, who turned 87 earlier this month, has been showing signs of mild dementia for a year or so. They suddenly got much worse, and she also had several mild strokes. All of this required an extended stay at a hospital in order to try to bring her behavior back to some sort of equilibrium. With various medications, my brother was able to bring her back home (he's lives with my mom and dad and takes care of them). He'll need to hire help to stay overnight, to make sure she doesn't wander at night, but we're all hoping this will work, at least for a while. My brother is a wonderful caretaker, and I'm so grateful that he's with them, when I'm so far away.
At the same time, Emma is going through her first break-up. We had a weekend of alternating crying fits and a Friends marathon. She had been with this guy for a year and a half, which is a long time for 15 year olds, so it has been kind of gut-wrenching for her. However, being only 15, I'm sure she'll recover fairly quickly :-)
|My mom and Emma, 14 years ago.|