Laughin Due to Alzheimers
July 16, 2011 12:50am CST
I seriously had a good giggle tonight about my grandmother. She has Alzheimers she's been ill with it for about 8 to 9 years now. And tonight as I was walking past her room she of course was talking to herself.. Or Rather the people she claims are her friends in her room. And she said, " Well, no thank you, Your NOT gonna get me Pregnant!" I almost busted out laughing cause of this. I wasn't expecting it. The woman is 80 years old if she gets pregnant well jeez why the hell am I not yet? lol. So my question is have you ever heard of something so unforgetable about someone with Alzheimers. I know it's a terrible sickness. But do you feel there's ever some times that just need to laugh?
• United States
16 Jul 11
Well it is a serious disease but it's more like laughing at what she said not at her. I know some may think look at the serious side of it. Like how she truly feels that they are there. And it has to be overwhelming for her. I agree. But dealing with this for so long instead of feeling sorry for her or sad gotta look at the different side of it. To make it a bit on the lighter side. If we concentrate on the bad it just wears us down. If that makes since.
• United States
17 Jul 11
THat is so cute. I used to work in a nursing home before they seperated Alzheimers in the homes. We had a elderly lady her name was May. She was shuffling down the long hall (always lost) and I was changing out the ice in the water carafes and changing out the towels and wash cloths for the day. Our icemaker make the chipped or crushed ice. So I had a bucket of it changing out each persons room for fresh icewater. I was in a room and noticed May come up and stop at my counter I was using. She put her hand in the ice. What she felt in her mind was grain feeling did not notice the cold. She picked this pail of ice up and by the time I got to the door I said May what are you doing? She had taken this bucket of crushed ice and flung the ice out on the floor hall and said...There that will hold you chickens! I realized in her mind she was back on the farm the ice was grain and she was feeding the chickens. I was about 25 years old when this happened and I litterally sat in the floor against the wall and laughed before I could clean the mess up and get May back to her room. Even though elderly and maybe a mind loss, I ALWAYS enjoyed what I could learn from this beloved generation! Thanks for the story so now you have one from me!