I am living with my mother who's showing signs of early dementia. Repeating herself, forgetting things, saying things that she did but never did, getting angry when corrected.
However when she drinks she gets extremely violent both verbally and physically. Just about anything sets her off. She harasses my poor father and me; screaming and cursing and saying the most disgusting, horrible things.
She also attacks us hitting, kicking, biting, pulling hair. She kicked in my bedroom door and tipped over my dresser leaving all of my things on the floor. Also threw my laptop multiple times and tried to stomp on my phone.
I know I'm venting but just wanted to see if anyone else knows someone or is someone who is dealing with anything like this. I'm just so tired of never knowing what's going to happen next. I need to be here for my father's sake. He's 78 and not doing well but he still has it together.
She is still functional and can get out with dad and shop and go out to eat and would never consider care in the house. I heard about out patient treatment for quitting drinking but I'm sure she would not do that either.
Anyway, I'm just reaching out. I'm pretty much at a loss and am concerned that someone will get hurt.