My mom is showing signs of dementia, but the cause is uncertain: she's a cancer survivor who is on many medications, but she quite frankly abuses the medications. She takes too many pills, or not enough, and cannot keep track of what she has taken. She also can barely sleep more than 2 hours at a time.
Would it be too much for me to enroll her in an inpatient program where her meds and sleep could be controlled for a week or 2, so that doctors could rule out those possible causes of the dementia signs?
Or, should I start with a smaller round of neuro/psych tests? If anyone out there could be specific about which tests/programs you could recommend, I would be so grateful.
Thanks for listening.