My Mother was hospitalized in 1951 for post partum depression. She was given electro-shock treatments for a period of time. She sustained a fall in 2017, admitted to rehab and while there, was diagnosed with “ cognitive impairment” by a physical therapist.
She was transferred to a newly opened “memory care” unit which provided nursing care only. Her family was able to bring her home with a 24/7 caregiver. After 3 months of having this caregiver, she gave us a 3 hr notice that she was leaving. The next day her family received a phone call from the county agency on aging saying that my Mother was “home alone and unable get her medicine” and that we needed to do something about it... We, her family, were in the process of finding other caregivers, however to keep her safe in the interim, we placed her in an assisted living facility. She is currently still there and very unhappy. As her daughter, I visit her regularly and spend many hours with her. Most of her adult life, She has suffered extreme anxiety that are manifested through physical symptoms. Since being placed in this facility, she has regressed, physically and mentally, and has begun to talk about what I feel are experiences that she may have had while hospitalized in 1951.
Where can I find a geriatric psychiatrist to further asses her cognitive status which will help her family to provide the BEST care for her? I cannot seem to find information on how electro-shock treatments affect the aging brain that would provide us with the necessary information needed to give her the care that this WW 2 Navy veteran needs.