Friday, January 29, 2010

Telling a tale

Traditionally, MIL would start making almond, peanut, walnut, pistachio cookies and baking chocolate, orange and carrot cakes weeks before Chinese New Year. She then packs them into bags for her many friends and relatives. However last year, due to her progressive dementia, we had to discard more than 10 containers of cookies as, upon tasting, some were found to be inedible.
This year, SIL, has decided for the 1st time, to order cookies and cakes, deck them out, and guiltily tell MIL that she has already done all her baking. Hopeful MIL will not get confused for not remembering. Don't know if what we're doing is right. It was painful see all the cookies she has spent so much time making to be thrown away.


stay-at-home mum said...

It's sad when they suffer from dementia, coz they sometimes have no recollection.

If she still wants to bake,how about let her do a little bit, or do it with her, so that she doesnt leave out any ingredients. That way, she will still have the satisfaction of her "usual" routine.

iml said...

Heard that she is baking one or two simple cookies. When in the kitchen, she insist on being left alone.

cy.leow said...

:( :( :( :(

Please be gentle.. sad.

iml said...

CY Leow:
The pains of growing old.
Will be back to KL for the family dinner.

Anonymous said...

Sad to hear that, but it's love I'm feeling from your actions.

Wishing you and yours and bunny a Happy New Year.

iml said...

Thanks. Heard from SIL that MIL made no comments when she saw the cookies.