Spotlight on...Julie's story
I used to look forward to Mother's Day – spending some girly time with my mum and sister, spoiling our darling mum rotten!
Her face would glow as she would look from one daughter to the other, happy to do anything we planned, pleased just to be the centre of our attention.
I am dreading Mother's Day this year. I feel so guilty because I know I am lucky to still have my mum, but she's in a nursing home and has advanced dementia.
Does she know who I am? I doubt it. I doubt Mother's Day has any meaning for her these days.
The nursing home staff have been very helpful in the lead up to Mother's Day. They have talked to me about just being there and providing her with simple comfort like patting her hand or brushing her hair or just talking, reading or singing softly to her.
I know it will be really hard for me but time is all I have left to give my dear mum.
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