Dementia getting worse by the day.
I'm a live in caretaker for my friend's mom. Everything was great for a while, but now it seems to be getting worse by the day. Today was the final straw on the escaping. She got out the front door and was holding onto a post when I got to her. No sooner I sat her down and went around the corner to get a bowl, she was down the hallway. This time she fell. I had to let her go. Did watch her head. Figured, okay she is down and okay hurried back around the corner to dump the bowl she dropped and she was up and out the front. I've got back issues, get lectures from these people how to lift,doesn't make a difference cause this happens. left message with new DR. still waiting. Had to change cause other treated just the basics. She is on .25 xanax 4x's a day and yes, pot therapy (candy edibles) any ideas, told my friend I can't do this anymore, will stay till a new one steps in. We can't even get her to bathe big fight with her mom every time. I stepped in when they needed someone to change her bandages after half her foot was amputated. Sorry now that I'm writing just realized how much was getting dumped on me. Any suggestions, Nursing Home better? daughter has guilt cause she didn't step in when her father had cancer because she didn't get along with her mom. Oh forgot, when she hurt me today, I almost hit her. Why I quit. Found a side of me that I didn't know I had and don't like.