The gerontologist tol mum (against my advice and wishes) that she had dementia. Yes he explained it in a really nice way but I know my Mum only too well - while it was memory loss she was happy now it is dementia she has gone into a depressive mode and the disease seems to be progressing really rapidly now and I dont know what to do to stop it. She cannot unhear his words and I am really cross he didnt listen to me. All she has heard is dementia and we have gone from her doing some things for herself to a constant focus on dying and an unwillingness to anything for herself save eat and drink. I ewven wipe her hands clean which she was easily able to do for herself. If I suggest she does it she says I am too shaky.
I am so frustrated but hoping you all can offer some advice. Her own doctor will not increase the antidepressants she is on