Almost lost my cool
August 7, 2019 11:30am CST
Monday I was in bingo. There was this lady there that lives upstairs in the Alzheimers unit. She is very disruptive and has been violent before. Anyway, I played the first 2 games. She was getting on my nerves badly. She was hollering out the numbers that were being called. It was awful because I couldn't concentrate due to her distracting us all. Most everyone was put out with her. By the 3rd game I couldn't stand it anymore. I knew I was a pressure cooker ready to explode. So, instead of showing out in anger, I removed myself from the situation. My nurse took me to my room because I came to her in tears of anger. She talked to me and told me I did the right thing to leave because it would be bad to say anything in anger. I have been depressed and I think tat situation brought the suppressed anger from depression out to the surface. I have been journalling every day since and I will keep it up. Thanks for listening. Hugs!
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@sharon6345 Thanks, I just call it as I see it. I have been around Alzheimer people. My husband's mother was one. It is not pretty. We babysat her for a week once and had to call the cops in the middle of the night. She was missing. They found her standing on a street corner in her nightgown. She was looking for her grandpa.
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@akalinus That is a situation I wish on no one but as we grow older we need to be mindful that they can't do better in that situation. I am not sure where your mom in law is but I wish her the best. I have heard that is hard on the person and the people around her.