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Alzheimer’s and Falling

By Nishi Pulugurtha
Today I tried to walk her in the morning and found her very unsteady. She prefers to sit down most of the time. I realise that she does not feel fit enough to get up and walk. Just hoping that she continues the walk, maybe not the way she did it before, but a small, little walk, a few steps at a time.

Alzheimer’s and Wandering

By Nishi Pulugurtha
There were times when I walked with my hand across her shoulder. At home, I slept with the house-keys inside my pillow case. I was scared to let them out anywhere else. The house was always kept locked. A door to Amma was just a passage out she look for. When she saw one, she had to use it.

After 48 hours

By Nishi Pulugurtha
We did go out on weekends, to her favourite restaurant, to the local shops, to do shopping, to malls. She enjoyed it all. But then, I needed to hold her hand as if she were a little child who could be lost in the crowds.

Forty-Eight Hours

By Nishi Pulugurtha
On 8 November 2010, I left for work at my usual time. Quarter past ten, I called home to tell my mother that I had reached. My dad passed away two years ago and my mother stayed at home alone; it became my habit to call her up frequently through the day. The phone rang, no one answered.