My Mother has Alzheimer's and her friends do not believe that she is diagnosed, how can I deal with this?
Mom has stage 4 Alzheimer's but is otherwise high-functioning...so high that her friends don't believe the diagnosis, especially those that don't see her often. Some are telling her to 'fight back' and 'resist' the care I'm providing her, which will include moving her into an ALF this fall. Does anyone know how to deal with friends/family who deny the truth and then go the step further of getting in the way by telling your loved one that the doctor's and you are wrong and that he/she (the patient) should 'fight back'? Thanks in advance!