At this point there is no reality for mom. She has no short term memory and she will argue with you to the point where she is almost yelling if you don't agree with her. We've tried that; we tried ignoring her; and yes, there have been some frustrated times we we've spoken harshly back at her. There are very rare moments when we can talk to her like a rational person. I know it's going to get worse, but right now this is bad and it's affecting my entire family. Tomorrow the guardian and attorney are going to show up to talk with her; I can't wait to see what she tells them. We're also getting tired of forcing her to bathe. She now does it every other day if we make her; she doesn't even put on clean clothes unless we force the point or she has an accident.
I am married to a saint. My husband and my family have taken turns over the last year with her, but now my brother is moving and it's just me. I need help! I know that she is taken care of here, but it has taken its toll on all of us and I want my husband and children (20 and 24) to be able to find work and not be her baby sitter. Plus, I teach all day and have to bring home work to do and I know that when school starts in another week, this will be more than I can bear. Especially being in a new job in a new county. Any thoughts? Thanks for letting me vent; this board has been a life saver for me over the past year.