What can you do when you find yourself repeating everything you say to your parent with dementia?
My mom has dementia and some other health issues, and over period of time things have just got worse and worse. She is extremely forgetful, and I have to repeat myself all the time. Are their any technicques I could use to not have to repeat the same thing over and over or explainining the same thing. Sometimes it just doesn't seem to matter what I do She isn't listening or just doesn't get it. It is so very frustrating so any ideas or tips would be great.
Another problem I have with my mom sometimes is she is always wantiing to make doctors appts. and then she calls them multiple times as well cause she doesn't write time or date down. How can I get on a routine for Drs appts? I would take her like every few months for check up, but she honestly has a new medical complaint every other day. Could it just all be in her mind? I have never seen anyone with so many different medical issues, all the time.
How frustrating it all can be sometimes, but I do relize that you have to step back from things and get fresh air. It will be a new day, maybe new drama and issues, but a new day, none the less!! KellyB:))