My mother is quickly losing it and I would welcome any and all advice. I am reading through this website currently, which will be very helpful.
Since my Dad passed away a few months back, what had been steady but slow mental decline and odd behavior has become much more rapid.
Accusations that my siblings and I are stealing her papers, that we want to have her put in a home, accusations that some of my siblings contributed to my father's death (from cancer!). The list goes on and on, but I guess anyone reading things on here is facing similar issues.
What I am wondering the most about presently is how doctors can or cannot communicate with children. After a series of incidents that led us to believe she was having small strokes (confusion, mood changes, slurred speech, etc.), she went to the doctor and I tagged along. However, I do not have medical POA and wasn't in the room. I did tell an assistant at the office what we had witnessed and they said they'd ask some questions...however, I received no feedback . Should I have? Can they give feedback to me? I do believe that they may have mentioned something to her about assisted living or something similar, as she lashed out yesterday about how we're trying to get her put in a home. No one has mentioned anything of the sort to her from within the family and she has a very small circle, so I assume it came from the doc. Any insights about working with docs would be great. Thanks!