My sister and I have had a change in status...we have stopped being the children and have become the parent.
We are dealing with Alzheimer's, and unfortunately we are dealing with Alzheimer's in the denial stage. We have the support of a variety of health professionals.
Two of my mothers friends are also in denial which is making our role reversal a little more difficult.
I rang my moms best friend who I grew up with and made her cry.
This wonderful lady, who I still have to stop my self from calling "Aunty" S, is a housebound paraplegic.
As my mothers illness progresses it will mean the end of contact with her very best friend.
This is where being a expat is tough.
Since the tough years (#25), my family has shrunk to three...Mom, Tan and my self.
My sister is in Australia shouldering most of the responsibility of care.
I will be back in Australia soon and hope fully can sort out some arrangements to make it easier for all of us.
It makes it hard to enjoy and write all about the wonderful things in our daily life when I have all this in the background.