My mother is in a health care facility across the world. She's in the US and I'm in Australia. I've been here for 12 years but my mom's dementia has slowly progressed over the past 4 years or so. She's been in her care facility for 3 years.
We communicate via Facetime a lot and I try to fly home to visit about every 2 years.
My last visit with my mother was in Dec2018 for Xmas into Jan. 2019.
Now for the last 6 months or so, she's been calling me asking me when I'm coming to pick her up, did I leave my car with her etc. She thinks I'm still there in the states with her so when she rings me, the first words out of her mouth are "where are you?" so I have to remind her. And we talk for about 5 or so minutes and she's back to reality.
I record our conversations so that I can see how her dementia is progressing and how quickly.
At this stage reality is a bit blended with non-reality where as I could bring her back and there was a distinct difference between the two.
Any advice on how I can get her to come back to reality without her having to call me?
I think I am looking for other like minded individuals who are struggling with their parents being in either a different state or country but having to handle their parent.
I'm 54 in a few weeks time. My mom just turned 78. I am an only child but my mom has nieces in the same city.