Every day my mom becomes restless and agitated and argumentative. You can no longer have a conversation with her at all about anything dealing with money, the house, her bills, doctors visits etc. It wears my family down every day. We try not and get caught up in these situations, but she keeps talking to you and bringing it up; when you try and tell her the truth, she becomes more agitated. At this point my husband and my kids just want her out of the house. They don't even remember what my mom/their grandmother used to be like; it is quite sad.
Her doctor will not give her anything to take for it. She becomes combative and argumentative and the assisted living center we are trying to get her in is worried. They have suggested an evaluation by a psychiatric center where they will evaluate her to see which medicines work for her; it almost sounds like an experimental center and a little scary. I am at a loss as to what to do. Here at home we are worn out.
My brother and I are now her co-guardians and I am her conservator and the little money she has must be used to prepay funeral expenses and assisted living care according to the court. We are getting ready to extract the savings and take care of this soon with the lawyer's assistance by establishing a trust to take care of this.
Since my dad died a year ago, it has taken quite a toll on my family. My husband lost his job and stays home with her so I can work. We need to make a decision soon to get testing done so we can move forward. Any suggestions?