My MIL , who is 90 years old has been living with us for the past 5 years.
She is in good mental and physical health considering her age, so I consider myself very fortunate.
Unfortunately we clash when it comes to living space, and my lounge in particular. She has literally taken it over - watching National Geographic Wild all day and knitting. Although I have put a small unit next to her to store her wool etc she still leaves it all lying around.
Although it has cost us extra for a subscription, I have a set up a couch and paid television in her room so that she could spend time in there but she hasn't done so once.
Her son doesn't seem to be bothered by this intrusion.
It has now got to the stage that I very seldom spend time in the lounge and usually shut myself up in my sewing room.
How do I get her to start spending time in her bedroom as I feel that this will help with her gradual transition to the the time when she becomes bedridden. I am her primary caregiver and already I am battling to prevent bedsores and oedema in her ankles. She is wearing diapers now as she is becoming more incontinent.
I really do not wish to have my lounge turned into a sick room.
Although I have spoken to her and my husband regularly about this problem nothing changes.