Well, now apparently my mom's new "thing" is to turn her heat off completely when she leaves her apartment or goes to bed. It's too cold outside now to be doing that. I'm not sure how I'm going to get her to understand she just needs to turn the temperature down some, if she wants, not turn the whole thing off. On the camera this morning I heard K say, when she came into her apartment, it's cold in here, you have your heat turned off. Maybe a note taped to her heating unit. It's like one of those heat/ac type units that you find in hotel rooms. Next visit I'll get a note set up for it and see if that works.
Last night she was confused - about where she lives, which I'm starting to notice her doing this more often now. I think she thinks she's in a hotel. The assist. caregiver was late getting there to give out her meds, so at 6:30 her med dispenser will start chiming (every 5 minutes) and she thinks it's the phone ringing. She called me to see if I just called and I missed the call so she left a voicemail. She was totally calm, saying she thought maybe I just called and maybe she'll try calling me back in the morning....and then says "I'm in a...oh gosh, what do you call it...well it's an actual room with a bed and all that, but it's usually in where there's business's and stuff and you can stay here, which I'll be staying here". I called her back about 5 min later (and got her to take her meds) and again she mentioned she was in an apartment...well, it's weird, I don't know how to explain it. well I guess it's my apartment... and I told her again, yes that is her apartment where she has lived for 2 1/2 years.
I'm getting laundry and housework done this morning. Then our retired friend stopped in for his regular visits. I just had lunch and am waiting for my 2nd load to get washed so I can get it in the dryer and then probably go take a nap. My internal alarm clock keeps waking me up at 5:45 to 6am, because it thinks it's 7am. So, I've been awake awhile. I finally got up at 6:50 and dh says what are you doing. I said my head still thinks it's 7am. He said I need a new head.
After nap I plan to make some more snickerdoodle cookies. I only kept about 6 from the batch I made for dd and of course we ate all those on Tuesday. I've been wanting more.