Friday, January 10, 2014


Today (January 10th) is Max's birthday.  This photo was taken yesterday when the Rest Home held its Birthday afternoon tea for residents with birthdays in December and January. (I think it is usually monthly).  It was held in the Rest Home part of the complex and Max who is in the Hospital was put in a wheelchair and taken down.  Unfortunately, he didn't really know what was happening and after he had his cake and cup of tea got very agitated.  (He was going to be too tired for work).  I took him back to the Hospital Lounge and left him to have a snooze.  

I have several presents for him that I will take in today so hope he is having a better day. (some are better than others).  I found it really sad yesterday as the others attending were not suffering dementia and there was a lot of conversation going on around us which is all lost on Max.  

After several days of 29 degrees it was much cooler yesterday with some very welcome heavy showers.  24 degrees forecast for today and tomorrow.


  1. Bless Max. I felt sad reading this too. Hope tomorrow is good for you and him, Sue xx

  2. Susan, sadness and happiness all in one sentence, I so feel for you today. Hoping for a better visit next time, and so many thanks for your wishes for Hugh, he is mowing the lawn, I am doing baking and housework!!! Fond greetings, Jean.

  3. What a difficult day for you; I hope your next visit will be better. Alzheimer's is such a terrible disease that robs not only the person but the family as well. I fear it more than any illness.

  4. I feel so sad for you having to witness this in your dear husband. I think we all dread this terrible disease, it is truly cruel.
    Lets hope he's better today for you.

  5. Happy Birthday Max, my heart goes out to you Susan.

  6. God bless you and God bless Max.
    Happy Birthday to Max.

  7. I'm so sorry Max can no longer enjoy his birthday with you, Susan. Very hard for you.