Saturday, October 15, 2011

Body or Mind?

C got rid of the baby. My Mom is having an affair and was going to run off with another man so she gave all 3 Bostons away. She moved the house too. My 7 yr old was seen smoking cigarettes with my sister. There were strangers in the house too.

If you've been reading for any time you know my Dad has Parkinson's Disease. He has Lewy's Body Dementia which comes along with it but is "with it" most of the time. As his body declines the time came to adjust his meds. Primary question? Do you change them to help him be more active to the detriment of brain power? Or adjust them to improve the dementia knowing he won't be able to do what he tells his body to do. Seems they opted for the body and he's had a challenging few days. They'll give it a week to see if all improves and if not, try, try again.

In that position I don't know what I would choose. How about you?

1 comment:

  1. I've started to answer this each way. I'm not sure how to even choose. Watching someone you love suffer from dementia is terrible! But it's also equally sucky - to see the way they react when the body doesn't do what they want it to do. Tough call! Our thoughts are with you!