My 93-year-old mother has turned into the nursing home floozy.
My 93yr old mother was the most judgmental person all my life. She has always been the first one to find fault or criticize others. She is now the nursing home "floozy" and I get the calls from the staff at the nursing home on inappropriate situations they pull her out of. They tell me it is not her fault she doesn't understand. Is anyone else dealing with this? Dementia is just the gift that keeps on giving. She is the "sweet" one all the staff just loves. I believe they call this Showtimers. I love the staff and they are my heroes in this journey I am on with my mother. I deal with most of this with a sense of humor, but this new side is a bit disturbing. While visiting her yesterday I sat with her and her friends at their table and she kept blowing kisses to all the men as they rolled into the dinning area, and they all blew kisses back at her. Oh my gosh I had a hard time keeping a straight face and not burst out laughing. All the staff setting up lunch would walk by me and smile or wink at me. I do so love the staff! I would appreciate any advise on dealing with this new behavior. I get the best advice from all of you!!!