Lost

Brought my 81 year old mother into my new downsized home. She can still dress, go to the restroom by herself, cognitive issues related to Parkinson dementia and at least 3 mood swings a day.


Anytime I want to leave she sulks and sits in her chair with her head in her hands only surviving child. I feel like my freedom is GONE. She wants me to entertain her constantly. I’m interviewing nursing students for help . Assisted living she hated , called me constantly. I fear I’m losing myself.

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How advanced is the Dementia or cognitive decline
by: Anonymous

Depends on how advanced her dementia is. Some people can be talked to and reasoned with (early stage) and may only need reminders, minimal supervision etc. Others in the more advanced stages would be like talking to the wall.

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Lost
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What a lame response, have a heart to heart with someone with dementia, are you kidding me

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Live 4 u
by: Anonymous

You cannot "make" anyone happy, if you could, you would not be in this predicament. Have a heart to heart with her about her behavior and explain that you cannot be expected to be her source of daily entertainment.

Happiness is something that comes from within. She may benefit from mental health treatment.

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