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They only found one set of dentures, so how’s my Dad supposed to eat these solids?

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Filed under: New Zealand, Wellington—Jack Yan @ 09.33

3 Responses to ‘They only found one set of dentures, so how’s my Dad supposed to eat these solids?’

  1. jaklumen says:

    Jack, I have pulled the plug on Mastodon. Since it’s the weekend, I figured it best to give you word here.

    More on topic… I do empathize. I think I told you my maternal grandparents are 95 (Grandpa) and 93 (Grandma), now. The latest kerfluffle is that someone referenced my mother’s desires to move them down to our town so they can receive more attentive care– and he’s mad now, and digging in his heels.

    I am quite amazed, honestly, that the assisted living community really isn’t too far from their old house. That’s quite a golden opportunity, I think. I can understand why he’s reluctant to leave, but it’s not actually about him- it’s about care for my grandmother, whose mind and energy is mostly gone to Alzheimer’s and dementia, now. But I gather you remember our conversations. Mostly, though, Jack, I don’t like how my mother is acting about all of it. That is the bigger sadness- yes, I agree death and dying is hard, but more so when it’s coated with a heavy layer of dysfunction, and fear coated with anger.

  2. Jack Yan says:

    I’m sorry to see you go, J., and to learn of the dysfunction and anger your family members are going through. Also some elderly love the familiarity of where they are, so moving and a change of scene are hard.

  3. jaklumen says:

    It’s gone worse, Jack.

    I will save thoughts for abandoning most of social media (yes, Twitter too) for a comment on your most recent post.

    My grandmother called APS on my grandfather. Mom and Dad believe it may force the move here; someone spilled the beans on their intentions before, and he dug in his heels, hard.

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