my mom is 82 with alzheimers. she was just told she has type 2 diabetes. she wont eat, doesn't want to walk, all she will do is sleep. shes given up how do I help her fight and get her to do what is best for her
The hard part is over.
I'm matching you with one of our specialists who will be calling you in the next few minutes.
What you can do is try to talk it over with her, not in a sense of encouraging her to accept food, meds, etc., but just to find out what her thoughts are. If she really doesn't want to try to live, accept it and as Windy suggests, consider hospice.
Then spend the time that you have enjoying her company and saying your goodbyes.
I don't mean to seem callous, but if she won't eat or walk, the lack of nutrition (and perhaps fluids) will quickly cause her to deteriorate. Lack of fluids will cause electrolyte imbalances, and things could progress quickly after that.
I wish you calm and peace in your heart as you walk this journey with your mother.