Dealing with Elderly Parent

by Annie Kay
(Indiana)

Dealing with Elderly Parent

My mother is 72. She is the only person I have ever met that knows everything! She can really drive me crazy but I try to just ignore some of what she says and just change the subject often! She probably drives everyone else just as crazy. I tell my husband and kids if I turn in to her just shoot me!

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Dealing with Elderly Parent - Constant Complaining
by: Anonymous

My Mother is now 89 yrs old. She was widowed 5 1/2 years ago after 62 yrs of marriage. My siblings and I have tried everything to make her happy.

We have moved her and returned her to her home. Moved her into retirement center and moved her again now into assisted living.

She has been on antidepressants and medication for dementia. Nothing works and nothing satisfies her.
She refuses to participate in the activities of the retirement home.

I, along with other siblings, can't sleep. We are constantly trying to find ways to make her happy.

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Arrogant presumptious mother
by: Anonymous

We should put our mothers together. Possibly they could drive each other over the brink. Mine is just as arrogant and obnoxious. I have told my daughter, put me in a home and throw away the key, if I become like her.

My Mother constantly narrates every situation because no one could understand & process situations or information the way she does. She continually degrades everyone else, as stupid. She's certain, she's far superior and far more intelligent.

Distance yourself, the behavior will only infuriate you. Of course, if we say so, we're mean and ungrateful. Preserve your sanity. You are not alone.

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