My MIL (alzheimers) has been very stubborn her whole life. I find myself spending way too much time .....cajoling...........requesting...........ultimately begging her to cooperate. And that is exhausting.
For the moment, my biggest obstacle is getting her to go to bed at night. I am exhausted and need a little bit of time to myself. That is a boundary I need to set. but she refuses to budge. She says "go ahead and go to bed. I'm not going and you can't make me." She refuses to budge. The longer the evening progresses, the more confused and stubborn she becomes. I've tried getting her up early etc.
But she is stubborn about getting up too.......... and simply refuses and just lays there all morning wide awake. She never naps.
I've given her Tylenol PM, warm milk etc with no success.
Any of you have this problem?