Get some sort of care for my mom. I do not have any sort of POA, do not live with her and pretty much only help with bills. And when I say help I mean, there are a couple non essentials that I cover and she takes care of the rest. She is however having me review things that confuse her more often. I know she's been diagnosed with depression and I'm not sure what else. She's non compliant with meds or following up with her counselor at the VA.. I cant get a doctor to talk to me.even though I've called a couple of times.
After her previous horrible behavior last summer, she managed to pull herself together. Last fall she went back to her volunteer work and has made it through another school year with only a couple of episodes that left people asking me if she was ok.
School is out next week and I believe she is starting to become distraught over being at loose ends. She called me this afternoon and sounded a bit panicky. If I can get her to a doctor how on earth can I get them to do any sort of cognitive testing without saying it out loud. At a regular doctor (most of the time) she presents like the most prim and proper lady with not a darn thing wrong, and I'm the crazy one. With her counselor, they cant really give me any info but I know what her diagnosis is and they think she's just being non compliant. I KNOW there's something more going on but being the paranoid queen that she is she only trusts me so far (cause I'm trying to control her,) I also the only person that she can really call for help and helping is difficult at best.