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Nov 5, 2018

Monday Morning Madness: November 5, 2018


I barely made it through last week. Between Halloween and dealing with my grandma's issues, I am extremely stressed! Actually, my grandma's dementia has been my #1 problem this year. She's 77 and lives in an apartment that is in a small senior community. For the last six months, she has refused to leave her apartment. Well, until my mother and me practically dragged her to the doctor's office last week. (Don't worry we didn't actually drag her.) We thought the doctor might put her in the hospital or recommend putting her in a nursing home, but all he did was take one medication away that he thought was interfering with a new antidepressant. If this doesn't work, the doctor said he would try other medications, which is probably what's going to happen.

For the past few weeks, either my mom or me have been taking my grandmother's meals to her, as she refuses to cook anything for herself. While she does have dementia, she's capable of doing some things if she wants to, but that's the main problem, she doesn't want to do anything. She has suffered from depression most of her life and it has gotten worse since her older brother died this year. 

I'm sick of tired that my mother and me are the only two people in my family who will help my grandma. I have two aunts, one uncle (who is worthless), and several "adult" cousins that will do nothing. Now, an aunt and two cousins do live far away, but the rest are just lazy! They won't send cards to my grandmother, not even for her birthday or Mother's Day. Her son (who I refuse to my call "uncle") hasn't visited her in years.

Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away and my grandma has already said she isn't going to the family dinner, which will only consist of my parents, my dad's brother, my maternal aunt, her husband, and their three young kids, and myself. Let's just say I'm not looking forward to the holidays this year. I'm actually dreading it.

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