Mum is having quite a good spell just now. Cognitivley good, coherent, alert, though speech alittle disjointed. Physically not so good. Very stiff, shuffled walking motions with difficultly co-ordinating steps when mobolising. Facical expression almost non exsistant, Mask like, unless we ask,
"smile Mum", which is usually followed by an unsmiling eyed mouth curl. Almost as though Mum responds without feeling. Is this the case? Does she not feel? Or is it that she does but cannot express her feelings? Mum used to be very demonstrative with her feelings, lots of hugs and kisses, very touchy feely. I so miss my mum....
This is one of the hardest aspects of this illness, the masked face, I also believe it is the Parkinson's Like features, Don't believe for a minute that she doesn't have feelings they are there she just can't express herself. I know and understand how you miss your Mum so much , she is still there just a little different. A lot of things change!