Mom is not taking her medication.
My mother has recently been taken off antipsychotic about a month ago. She had started not taking her meds anyway. The doctor now thinks that she may have some dementia. She is 87. And up to last year she was just fine only on thyroid meds. She is suppose to continue on antidepression meds. When I ask her to take them, she says she will but when I am over she has not taken them and will not give me any reason why. My dad developed an acute dementia episode that started all this last year. He has stabilized, but my mom just seems to stay severely depressed. I know she does not want to leave home. My dad is annoyed by her behavior and threatens to leave. They both have always been strong-willed individuals. I am in the process of chemo after breast cancer and unable to be there all the time. She takes some meds in the morning and some before bed. Any suggestions?