What is happening at the moment with mom and the stages of Alzheimer's dementia? It has me scared!
I have learned more than I ever thought I would about AD through support groups and the AD association but had to because mom of 85 yrs has it. She has been living with me and my family for three years now. I have seen it change her but the last few days has really taken me for a spin and I am sure it's just the AD and it's unpredictability but can some one educate me more. I think mom is midstage ( who knows any more), She knows me and family when we are around her but I can not carry on a conversation with her for some time now because she will keep asking the same question over and over and I mean literally with in just a minute of previously asking it so it's very difficult to do this unless there are others around or the tv is going to give me some distraction. She can't remember the day or date or the year and she thinks she has been living with me for just a few weeks rather than three years and is just recooperating. This past week I cant explain it but she is asking me to do things for her she has been doing all along like getting a cup of coffee which consists of sitting at the table spooning instant coffee into her cup, two feet away a water cooler that has hot water for coffee and stirring. She seems extra needy extry whiney about not feeling well and extra scared about things such as when i am out of the house and some one else is with her but then she is having more moments of clarity remembering other things and it is scarring me. I have been told to cherish those moments but right now they are making me afraid, I guess afraid that the disease is progressing in her or something and dealing with reality of her. She is calling me on her cell almost every ten minutes as to where it use to be very little. I am sorry I can't describe more. She just seems extra extra needy and of all times I am needing to get her house sold so I have money so when the time comes I can't handle her any more I can put her in a facility to take better care of her than me. Any words of encouragement appreciated. I am just beside myself at the moment and know there are so many out there in the same boat or have been in it and can tell me how to cope. Thanks all