I am a full time caregiver for my mother. She is 100% in denial that she needs help with anything at all. She is an alcoholic, prideful, narcissistic and her personality at this point is equally defensive/nasty. This was never the case while I was growing up. She used to be the sweetest and smartest person in any room.
My mother is 74, has an Alzheimer’s/dementia diagnosis, a serious balance problem, and yet goes out to the bar 7 nights a week. She has had multiple falls, hitting her head on brick on more than one occasion without attempting to see a doctor. She refuses to see doctors because they all tell her she needs to stop drinking and that she has dementia.
Everyone I meet just advises that I try to hire home care (we can’t afford it/she would NEVER accept it) or that I try to find some kind of daycare for adults.
She would *never* go to something like this in a million years. She refuses to do any “senior” activities even because she won’t accept that she is old and has any limitations.
Is there anyone out there experiencing anything like this? I haven’t seen any posts like this yet…