Elderly mother won't help self, what do I do?
My mother lives with me, refuses to see a doctor, see a dentist, is losing weight, has a dropped uterus, extremely paranoid, rarely bathes. She's starting to look like a skeleton. She will eat/drink only sweet things. Thank God one of them is Ensure. I've called APS twice (told me to call "the squad" when she gets bad), Alzheimer's Assoc (can't do anything without consent), Area Agency on Aging (had same suggestions as Alzheimer's). I want to be proactive, not reactive in her situation. I almost wish someone would turn me in for neglect so she'd be forced to get some help to start eating! Would getting guardianship help? I don't see how that would help in getting her to eat. Anything else I can do besides just letting her starve herself to death?