I have reached out to mom's Neurologist and her Primary Care Physicians and I get the impression that they feel it is a liability issue if they note that mom is unable to make decisions. Mom is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's and lies to fill in the "gaps". She cannot decide what her pain level is when asked from 1-10. I have decided to bring a sheet to her appointments, with faces showing pain and she selects from that. Mom lives in Assisted Living and refuses to use her cane, roll-ator even though she has an unsteady gait. She needs someone present when she's bathing to prevent falls. The facility says that if she does not ask for help, they won't provide the help. Mom is adamant that she does not need help, yet she gets flustered so easily when asked to decide about the most simplest things. I have mentioned this to the doctors, but I just feel I am ignored. My objective is to provide mom with the best care possible.