Audrey Mae SpencerSpencer Historical CemeteryHenry Straight / William Spencer Family Cemetery
Vaughn Historical CemeterySpencers of East Greenwich, RI
19 April 2005

Heather: (Mother and I were outside in the sun for 40 minutes when Audrey said:)

“I want to go in.  It is too hot.”

(Later, Margaret walked Mother a short distance.)

(Later, Mike, the certified nurse aide weighed Mother. Mother’s response illustrated her difficulty in finding the correct speech.)  “What was it?  How tall am I?”

(Later a cna asked Mother if she wanted to lie down, sit in the wheel chair or sit on the edge of the bed. With too many options, Mother responded with confusion.   “What am I supposed to do?”

(After a day of activity and rest, I asked Mother “Are you comfortable?” Her disoriented response showed her imaginary thinking and difficulty in finding the right words.)   “No, I’m a student.”

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