Is it going to be a good or bad day?

Thought I’d share my early morning today where I try to work out whether my brain is cooperating ……. I wrote this as soon as I got out of the shower on Sunday to remember as much as I could…

On Sunday I had a very frazzled morning. I’d had 2 very busy days, On Friday I’d had a very long tiring day in London and on Saturday I’d had a very busy, lovely christmassy day with Sarah – so Sunday was never going to be a breeze…….which is why I knew it would be good to document here…….
On days like these the day starts off slowly and not without its challenges…..

On Sunday I stood in the shower and forget to wet my hair before adding the shampoo – so there I am trying to wash my hair with shampoo before it’s wet – believe me that’s a very strange feeling …….and it took a minute to work out what I hadn’t done.I realised I wasn’t standing under the water and then all becomes clear…. ever tried to wash your hair without water? Give it a try, very confusing…….

I have ‘hot/cold’ ‘on/off’ on my shower which gives me something to refer to when I get confused – this is why I have so many problems in hotel showers as the prompts are missing…….


Now me thinks I need to laminate a sheet to remind me to stand under the water……

The mizzle eventually clears and the world is a nicer place……….I know one day it will take me longer or not make sense at all so I’ll appreciate now…..

On muddled days, it takes more than a while to make sense of the day, but if you don’t panic, you can get there – it just takes a while……

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

5 thoughts on “Is it going to be a good or bad day?

  1. My mother died from Alzheimer’s and my father has it. I so appreciate you sharing the different things that happen in your days. Thank you for taking time to write about your life and experiences. I admire your willingness to share and believe that your daughters don’t fully realize the gift you are giving them. Thank you

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  2. You are giving everyone who has any contact with Alzheimer’s a huge gift – understanding. And, for what it’s worth, when I was a teenager, I was advised to occasionally shampoo without water – supposed to make it work better, because it’s more concentrated. I know what you mean about hotel showers too – I don’t have dementia, but I always get my husband to go in first, decipher how it works and then report back. Hope today is going to be a good day for you. xx

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  3. Hi. My mum has Alzheimer’s and is currently in a local nursing home. I suspect that I may get it too. I came across your blog today and would like to thank you for sharing so candidly. Mum forgets almost instantly that she has been with us, but clearly enjoys being in the moment with us and feels emotion. She can and does get annoyed and frustrated. Especially when we attempted to take her shopping for shoes. We just respected her wishes and went for a lovely lunch instead. Sod the shoes….

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