My mother's entire personality changes when my siblings visit and she drinks. How can I get her to not drink when they visit?
She had a TBI four years ago and should not be drinking. My siblings encourage her to drink, stay up late(2:00 AM), and it takes days for her to recuperate after they leave. Since she is 84 and functions well despite the Traumatic Brain Injury, should I just stay silent or gently suggest that her drinking be limited and sleep be considered important? I am her main caregiver and the only one who gets to see her exhaustion after family visits are over. I love my siblings, but they have a difficult time accepting the natural tiny changes we need to make for Mom's well-being. I do not want to start drama, but I dread each visit for my mother's sake. I am amazed when siblings state that Mom loves to cook for them. She hates to cook after so many years of cooking and loves take out or to eat out. They just cannot accept the fact she is slowing aging. After all, all of her children except one are considered"senior citizens" including me. :)