We visit Mom in memory care once a week. I last about 7 minutes and then get tongue tied. What do I talk about?
My mom is 95, stage 6 Alzheimer's, lives in a memory care facility, slightly hard of hearing. She recognizes us but doesn't know that I'm her daughter.
Lately, I can't find a thing to talk about. She can't grasp anything deep so talking about my job is out. We mention her brothers and sisters and occasionally will call them to talk to her. She doesn't remember them but "fakes" conversation for 30 seconds then hands the phone back to me.
She doesn't initiate any conversation.
She's fixated on her "headaches" (been seen by many doctors, including brain surgeon) and no reason for them. Also fixated on "itching powder".
Hubby tries to talk with her but she can't hear him sitting across from her so I have to restate things.
We visit once a week. I last about 7 minutes and then get tongue tied. What else can we talk about?