My Father is 82 with Alzheimers and my Mother is 79 and showing signs of memory loss. We recently went to the movie and neither my mother nor father could recall anything about the movie immediately afterwards. Sometimes they are short tempered and my Dad may be getting a little paranoid. My mother continues to take a pain medication that makes her nauseus because she forgets and then becomes lethargic and calls the doctor to request anti nausea meds. I have written DO NOT TAKE on the bottle, but still she does. My Dad freaks out and wants to take her to the ER. Rinse and repeat.
They are not eating well and are often confused and repeat themselves. They are extremely dependent upon my sister who lives nearby, but accuse her of not caring or visiting when she has them over 3 times a week.
They are low income and I am paying what they cannot, but I can not maintain the expense. I know they will start needing a little help, whether transportation or meals brought to the house or a little financial assistance with their bills. Also, they need to socialize, but disagree about going to church and are growing more reclusive and isolated. I am not sure where to begin to help them or find help for them. They live in NW Houston and I live in Chicago.
Any suggestions are most appreciated.