Update on my mom.
Well, my mother finally realized that she can't do things anymore. In case you haven't read my posts, my mom is 85 years old with severe dementia and calls me at least 50 times a day, telling me the same things over & over. Today when I took her dinner to her, she had the phone in her hand and she said "I can't do this anymore". I asked what she was talking about & she said she couldn't even figure out to call me anymore. And then she said "something is wrong with me" which just broke my heart in two. I tried to explain that it wasn't her fault, that it was her brain that was not working right and then I brought up the subject of a memory care unit. I told her that I was so worried about her living alone and that I just couldn't take care of her like they could and that she should really think about going to a place where she would be well taken care of. I did NOT mention the word "nursing home" but she said "you mean that place I see on TV, a place for mom"? I told her that's what I meant and she said she would think about it. I know she forgot about it 5 minutes later, but I have decided to get some friends & neighbors together and have an intervention. Her neighbors are great and keep an eye out for her, and just the other day I talked to one of them and found out that she was outside on the street in her pj's trying to find someone to help her with her garage door. Anyway, it's late and I know I am rambling but I'm just really happy that she has finally figured out that something is wrong with her & that she needs more help than I can give her.