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The Embalse de Riano in northern Spain. The picture was taken by .... me!

Monday, November 5

How is your mother?

A good question.  But not when it is put to you by your own mother, who's senility is such that she has forgotten that she is my mother.

She was also asking if her grandparents were still alive (she's 84).

She expressed disappointment that no one told her her parents had split up.  (They never did split up).

She was convinced the hospital was a conference centre.

She was convinced that she was 'going home tomorrow' [Sunday, when no hospital discharges happen], and that she needed to pack and book a taxi.

She was sufficiently lucid for the first 10 minutes to say she would rather go home and have full time care at home than go to a care home.

So this is what we shall try to achieve.

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