I am going to have to make a heart breaking decision soon regarding my mother’s care.
My mother's cognitive function has declined over the past 3 years. At first it was just difficulty with word finding and forgetfulness. She lives alone and has managed well until recently. She started thinking that her money is being stollen and her thought process and reasoning started to decline. 3 days ago, i got a call from the police while I was at work. She called 911 as said she was being robbed. The police told me she was talking to people in the room, who were not there. Ibroght her to the hosp ER and she was admitted to a psych facility. She is so angry at me, and wont speak to me when I visited today. She screamed to let her out and they had to give her Haldol. I will have to make decisions regarding possible placement in a nursing home. She was so independent and happy in her home. I feel so incredibly sad to rip her life away, it feels like I'm killing her.