Mother has transition issues when anything at all upsets her daily routine. Always has since the Alz started. Her sundowning worsens, she’s more agitated and cranky, she has night terrors and crying spells. It takes anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to get back to normal. But I think it’s worth it for her and for me as well. I take pictures of her adventures and she pours over them several times a day. It helps a lot. I wouldn’t take those experiences away from her….. ever!
Mother is has entered stage 7 of her Alzhiemer’s journey and travels no more. She’s too weak and her confusion too bad to do anything but go for short shopping trips. Eating out has gotten difficult as well since her patience has totally disappeared. We stay home now. She doesn’t miss leaving home at all. As a matter of fact, she doesn’t like leaving.