My mom lives in a nursing home. She has gone through radiation and aggressive chemo for cancer. Those treatments did not work and the cancer is growing. She has multiple health issues; some of them are - cancer, mobility issues caused by an aneurism years ago, and incontinence. Since the last round of chemo and a recent minor palliative surgery for the cancer, she has become a little delusional mixed with being aware of many truths in her life. She makes reality fit her delusions. For example, she thinks that her room in the nursing home is the garage of a home we lived in. She explains that the staff calls it ((the name of the nursing home)) but it’s really the garage. She thinks her husband that has been dead for some time is back. There are other delusions mixed with reality as well.
She says that she feels isolated and wants to go back to work. She wants to buy a car. She wants to have control of her life. All those things are understandable, but because of her health and mental situation, none of those things are possible. I know she's scared. I’m wondering what I can do to help her feel more in control and independent in her situation. I don't know what to do.