New question...at least for me.
Aside from myself my girls( twins age 11 and one if my older twins age 19) are having a hard time dealing with the daily negativity, I have explained what is going on and then LD them that we can go to group therapy for the effects of dementia on the caregiver and others involved with the person being cared for...this seemed to ease their minds a tad bit but not much....as well as it hasn't eased mine. For me, I Am grown and can cope...for them the road has been more intense...not to say it hasn't been hell for me. But, this was not what was expected. She was fine"mentally" a little less than a year ago. So much has changed and some was not known til I had already sold all our belongings and came to take care of Gram. Any advice? Aside from what I am already trying. I feel horrible for Gram( bcuz of dementia) and for girls for the things they are experiencing due to not knowing exactly what was going on with her(Gram) prior to moving back. Base history she was fine a year ago and begged us to move back home 8 hours away for months. Let girls finish school year and spend summer with friends...then moved back...to find Gram in a very mentally deteriorated state...beyond grief and loss...bordering paranoia and anger...at the world and loved ones. Definitely not the Gram we are/were accustom to... And, ty for any input, in advance. Much love and hugs to all that are going through it.