Maybe I'm the one that's crazy...
I am so confused. My mom was diagnosed with dementia a couple of years ago.
She was living with my brother and sister in law and was very inactive, basically sat in front of the TV all day long. My SIL has severe OCD and couldn’t handle taking care of my mom.
We brought her here to live with us until she qualifies for Medicaid in April, then into an assisted living facility.
I took her to an internist here in town to establish a doctor relationship. He specializes in the elderly. He did a diagnostic test on her and she scored in the middle stages of Alzheimers, close to the latter stages.
Much of the time, talking superficial subjects, she is fine and appears to be able to hold a good conversation. She talks about what she had at her house, etc.
Other times she talks like a little girl and her home as she was growing up.
She is able to shower herself and is able to feed herself.
She does require supervision much of the time.
There are times when she doesn’t seem as bad as her tests suggest.
Is this the confusing part of being a caregiver for a dementia patient?
She seems so normal at times…..maybe I’m the one who is insane!!!!!