I feel like crying right now. My husband had left a treasured room thermometer at my mother's place to help gauge just how hot or cold it was there. She has dementia. We had left it on the table, kind of out of sight so she wouldn't notice it. It sat there for six or seven months. We now have reason to believe she threw it out. Of course, she doesn't remember moving or even picking it up. My husband is very upset right now, as it belonged to his father.
I know everyone is going to tell me, "Oh, you can't leave anything of value in their place or it will go missing." I guess we were playing Russian Roulette, but I just can't understand why someone would throw out a thermometer.
I don't want anyone to tell me that dementia keeps her from remembering what she did. I don't want anyone telling me to stay patient or count to 10 or any other advice for how to deal with this. I guess there is still this small part of me that wants some normalcy in her and my life, and after tonight, I guess that is just going to not ever be the case.
I don't know what my question is. I guess I just hate the way her dementia has hurt my husband and hurt me.