My mom and I get along pretty well and I am very honest with her. I try to listen to her and try to help her and make sure she gets things she asks for and things that make her happy. I want her to be happy in her senior years.
Anyone, one thing I have noticed with mom is that even when she says she likes something or when she says she is happy about something her face never shows it. It is so rare now to see a genuine smile from mom or a twinkle in her eye. Sometimes when I go out of my way to make her happy with the hope of seeing her act happy I get so disappointed because instead of a pretty new outfit she acts like you gave something out of the laundry basket. It use to make me cry from disappointment but then I cried because HER joy seems to be gone. I also wonder if its the medication they have her on like Namenda and donepezil along with her other meds. Does anyone else miss the joy?