What are my care options for a high-functioning mom with early dementia?
Mom is very physically fit, vital and well groomed at 86, yet her dementia requires supervision. I relocated to live with and care for her 1 yr ago,and have now found a part-time job, requiring additional "mom care" 5-10 days/month. She is too high functioning for locked "day care", and the "bridge" precursor we visited today was too depressing for mom - the folks there did appear to lack vitality and attention to appearance, and mom felt very strongly that they were not people she wanted to befriend. We can't afford private in-home help - any ideas when family/friends can't help? Thanks.