Monday, July 03, 2006

Caregiving: "just seen it"?

     Sunday I walked out of Patti’s care facility to find Patti and Megan enveloped in laughter. 

     Hearing we were going to see “Superman” Patti became suddenly disappointed believing she had “just seen it”. With her symptoms of memory loss and mental confusion she can get stuck between the present and long term memory, in this case the late 80’s (the last Superman movie was 1987). Megan who has never seen a “Superman” movie in a theatre thought Patti meant she had “just seen it” this weekend. The more they talked the more confused they both became until all they could do was laugh.

     It's easy to fall into such conversations with Patti. A movie or a song can be ‘new’ to our daughter’s generation but actually is a remake or a ‘delayed’ sequel. Through Patti's MS related memory loss and dysfunction, what’s ‘remake’ got to do with it. <grin> All you can do is laugh and enjoy a truly special moment of wondering what you are even talking about. 

     They were even confusing me and I’m old enough to remember George Reeves as Superman / Clark Kent on TV in the 50’s.

     It was a fun outing spent with the latest incarnation of that “mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, who fights a never ending battle for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.”  

     You cannot not like a Superman movie, unless, of course, you’re Lex Luthor. <grin>


  1. glad you all had a good day:)


  2. Superman fan here! I agree. You have got to love Superman if you believe in truth, justice, and the American way. Oh, wait , there are some people who believe the American way is evil. They probably don't like Superman, then. Laughter is good, especially when communication becomes difficult. Bea

  3. thanks for the movie review; will have to catch it soon. I read an article in the paper here that the actor/actress who played the original Lois Lane and Jimmy Olson had parts in this movie.



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