I’ve been taking care of my mother who Dementia for 6 years. The house we live in is falling apart. The furniture is thread bare and over 30 yrs old, the carpet is stained, the wallpaper is peeling off, the kitchen linoleum is stained and falling apart, the porch needs repair; the yard needs to be completely reseeded, etc.
However, my mother does not see any of this. Every time I approach her about repairing and updating anything, she goes into a rant “This is my house, don’t touch anything, this is my house” over and over and over again.
I actually purchased the house from my parents with both of their full knowledge 7 years ago before my Dad died.
If this isn’t bad enough, when I got home from work, my laptop and printer were destroyed, my sewing machine was pushed down the steps outside, my quilting pieces were in the outside garbage, and the small sewing room (in the laundry room) I had set up was decimated.
My brother, who was watching her, was outside fixing his truck most of the day and didn’t notice because he ignores her attitude by turning off his hearing aids.
I can’t live like this anymore. The longer I wait to fix things the worse it gets. Any Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.