Stubborn should be Classified as a Mental Illness

by Ann
(Fort Worth, TX)

Being stubborn got my mom to the point of an invalid...she has many fears and compulsions....during this latest crisis which would have been avoidable had she allowed me to help her and prevent it in the first place.


She was screaming at me so I just let my spouse deal with it all...the caregiver then came and told mom that I did something which displeased her and then mom reprimanded me so I told the caregiver to leave early...seriously that creature is just plain dumb...

Went in later to ask mom what she wanted for lunch and she replied she would just eat pop chips whereupon I said we'll we have homemade chicken soup, chipino stew, meatloaf, pimento cheese, two kinds of chicken salad and fresh spaghetti sauce...did I forget the fried chicken? Lol...

She ate half a boiled egg and a half sandwich with fruit....every meal, every weekly bath, every bandage change or doctor visit are major major events to her which are orchestrated by dementia....

It is difficult to find food which she will eat...and while I have my husbands help and a part time caregiver, it really is all on me...my husband is in charge of breakfast and he is too irresponsible to make it...yeah, I am stressed...

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