I know you've been given good suggestions and support by Carol (CJH) and Wiseone.
Does she have a DVD or video player in her room? How about putting on her favorite movie when she becomes restless and upset? I also wondered if audio books (on DVD or cassette) might be helpful.
If you have a local Alzheimer's association or senior center, perhaps she could participate in some day time activities? That would give you a break and perhaps make her feel less restless at night because she was getting out during the day.
Yikes! I didn't know about the van accident and the hearing aid, either. I worked with someone who had hearing aids, and she purchased the loss insurance with them. It was a good deal because she usually lost them (she had two) three times a year, and misplaced them dozens of times.
I sure hope the hearing aid makes an appearance and I am glad the police officer only issued a warning. I also hope that ankle is healing and you get an offer on your house.
"This risk also appears to be heightened among people with prediabetes -- people who are on the verge of developing diabetes." You can follow the link to read the full article.
It seems that they're linking more and more things to an increased risk of a possibility of Alzheimer's. Do you think these findings bring them a step closer to a cure? Or is it more alarming than helpful?
Carol, love the rhinestone glasses story, too! He certainly perked up the breakfast conversation in town. How interesting that both you and Marilyn have birthdays close to your husbands'.
Marilyn, sorry to hear about the extra time in boot camp, and the expensive IRS goof. I would encourage you to consider calling them and explaning the circumstances and see if they'll take off any of the interest or penalties. I have a friend who did that and got several thousand dollars removed.
Ruth, how have you been doing since you've been off the medication? I hope the seizures have stayed away. What have you been up to?
My best to all--starting to see fall colors on the trees here.
Dave, my mother has diabetes II and had the eye surgery 10 days ago. Everything is going well. She has several different eye drops to put in every day, but could already see an improvement the day after surgery.
Buster sounds so cute! He sounds like he is ruling the roost with his cute fluffy paw already.
I sure hope your wife is able to get some relief from her discomfort. It sounds like she has supportive health experts and they are being conservative rather than trying to rush her back to work.
Carol, I am such a thunderstorm chicken--so glad we have only one or two a year here in the great Northwet. My grandfather had the surgery like your mom when he was 84 and he's 97 now--very much worthwhile! I'm glad your mother saw such good results, too.