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It was chilling watching that woman try to draw a clock.
i wouldn't say chilling is the right word. the whole thing was just really, really, really sad.
Think I might dodge this one
every time i become a blubbering mess.
Really hope it never happens anyone close to me. Or me for that matter, which is most likely.
but she was totally faking and refused to do any of the psych tests. EVERY day she would repeatedly ask my name until I told her and ask 'have you worked here before?', 'have you any family?' then every once in a while she would say my name unprompted and the name of my sisters and gf. I was basically being trolled every day by a 70 year old woman.
maybe she just had dementia and didn't want to know the results because it scared her. why would she pretend to have dementia for months [years?] on end ?
you see a lot of shiz in hospitals.
or they at least feign ignorance. OR they have some weird reflex which causes them to appear like they're winking at me after talking to their son.
She would have the LD psychologist come along to assess her as there were suspicions she may have been in the early stages of dementia as she was non-compliant and displayed erratic behaviours, but she refused any assessment. She enjoyed playing around with staff when she was in the mood for it, and this was all part of it. Have worked in mental health for 7 years, BSc and MSc in psych, so maybe YOU should fuck off pretending you know what you're talking about, bellend.
Can't think of anything more depressing and sad than dementia/alzheimers.
how that man who was about 90 was looking after his wife and was completely dedicated being lovely.
Don't be afraid of watching it.
and im glad i did. It really was lovely to see the love that man had for her.
I got mostly upset about the guys mother when she could just walk around saying 'golly' :( then for a few seconds she remembers him and grabs his face in a loving way. I totally choked up at this stage :( must be terrible watching a loved one disappear like that.
the way she seemed so happy and laughing and everything, even when she's forgetting what the number two is or something, then it cuts to the kid and the dad and they just look so tired.
and she asked for sex had me smiling a lot. it was incredily moving.
it was interesting seeing the mother with the daughter and her husband using humour as a deflection for what she was going through. very interesting.
a lot of respect for that guy. very sad program. the one last week with the severly autistic children was worse though, genuinely unsettling
in a way it was really sad, especially with the younger woman, but i didn't really come away from it that sad, mainly cos some of the people in the program were some of the most loving and devoted people i've ever seen, and it didn't feel like they were doing everything they were doing out of duty, but just cos they really loved their wife or whatever. I guess i'm just talking about the old guy aren't i. I dunno, I was much more moved by how he treated her and the idea that he's loved her that much for 60 years or whatever than i was the sadness of the dementia.
I guess maybe that's what the point in the program was though? It was really good anyway.
Really moving programme but found found it uplifting too.
The dedication of the the old guy and the clear love he still had for his wife was heartwarming. Did anyone else feel that the wife of the guy who thought he was a dentist gave the impression that her marriage to him wasn't exactly a bed of roses before dementia took a hold?
Also good to see the use of "Missing" by Plaid off the recent Scintilli album being used a couple of times during the show.