Friday, September 27, 2013
I'm dealing with my mother who has dementia from a stroke. Her memory is getting worse and she's getting very confrontational with the people who live in her apartment complex. She's been told, one more complaint and she has to leave. She would like to move to another apartment complex but I'm thinking that she's needing to move someplace where she can get more help. She's sure people come into her apartment and move things; that they come in and leave things...objects that are hers but she forgets they are hers. Like she was asking who did all the things in her closet belong to. She's sure people are talking about her, are lying to her, etc. Her doctor is getting her in to see a nurologist to see if she's unable to reason. I'm going to have to try and convince her that moving to a home with the proper care is the best move to make at this time. She will be 91 in February and it is so difficult to see her go this route. She would have preferred to just die in her sleep then this....... So, I'm not thinking of diet much right now. Actually I'm crying as I type right now because there is nothing I can do to really make things better.