The story of the joys and frustrations of a care partner of a spouse with Alzheimer's disease.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Always a challenge....
I can laugh about it now but it wasn't funny then. A couple of days ago He-Who had an appointment at 10:00 am at the Cosco Hearing Aid Center to get his new hearing aids checked. I had posted the trip on the white board and that departure was at 9:30. I got him up, got his clothes out and he showered and got ready, breakfast and meds complete. We arrived at Cosco a few minutes early and sat in the car listening to NPR until the doors opened at 10. As we were walking through the store toward the hearing center, I said something to him and he didn't hear me. I looked at him and he didn't have his hearing aids on. Well, damn. I asked the tech if he had time to see us if we went home to get them. He said he thought so and off we went racing back to the apartment. I waited in the car and he managed to get back with his hearing aids. Of course, one of them needed a new battery and I got that fixed and off we went again. Of course by now the parking lot was full and we finally found a place and raced (well, that's debatable...an Alz person doesn't race, more like a saunter but I guess that's safer) into the hearing center. In we went and all went well. The tech escalated the volume a little and He-Who left a happy camper. I was a relieved but sweaty mess. Good thing I took my BP med that morning.