Today I invited my Momma to come to my home office (which is one hallway and a dining room away from her bedroom) to spend some time with me. She loves to shred and since it's a great activity to help a person with dementia focus, I thought it would give her some good hand to eye coordination practice. Besides, you know shredding is her official job any way. And I thought it would be easy to hold a conversation with her while I do some of my Real Estate computer work.
Here's just a part of our conversation:
Me: Are you paying attention?
Me: Okay what, Momma?
Momma: Didn't you say you were going into the kitchen?
Me: No Momma, I said, Are you paying attention?
Momma: Okay, here. (Handing me a paper towel)
Me: Why are you giving me that?
Momma: Didn't you say pass you a tissue?
Me: Never mind.