Physically, she is doing very well. Her emotional state is getting worse, she cries a lot and is super negative about everything. She is proactive in keeping herself healthy and safe and recently got a medical alert system. I go to the doctor with her so I know what is going on. I think part of the problem is that she is now living alone and relied only on my father for companionship. She does have a cat that she worries about constantly. She doesn't have a lot of friends, mostly neighbors (she joined the local senior center but has never gone to any of their functions). She has tried to go to different grief counseling groups but says it's not for her. I do live part-time in MX in the winter and spend the summers with her, but not in her house. My other sisters visit but are dealing with their elderly in-laws. I am a widow myself now for five years but am 63 years old and feel that's why I am able cope with my loss easier. I was married for 24 years but my parents were married for 65 years.
We are very close and discuss a lot of different things including aging. I just wish she would quit watching the news, because she just gets upset.
She was quite interested in senior living earlier this year, we looked at apartments, got informaiton and even got a realtor, but just now did an about face and said no. She feels like she won't fit in anywhere.
I am just frustrated.