Sundowners in the evening.
My mom is 82 with moderate dementia. I went out to eat with my mom and her friend. Then I took my mom to my bother's house for supper. It was only yesterday that I took her out. She doesn't remember going out with her friend, and she thinks that she hasn't called her in a long time. Then she doesn't remember going to my brother's house for supper. She forgets that he has two kids and she forgets what their names are. Also, she goes to Adult Day Care 5 days a week. she thinks that she only went one day last week to Adult Day care. She thinks that they won't pick her up the next day. it seems like her confusion gets worse at night. I try to explain to her what her schedule is for Adult day care is. It seems like she gets really defensive, and argumentative. I try not to have disagreements with her, but it can be really difficult when she is being defensive. Then she gets negative thoughts about herself. I don't know how to assure her that her ride comes for everyday at the same time. Her forgetfulness is getting worse. It is getting really stressful.