Hi My name is Amanda,
I recently moved back in with my grandparents because I noticed that they were both becoming more tired and just run down from the people they were just a year before. My grandparents are the kindest amazing people and have always been there for me and have taken care of me since I was little. So now it's my turn to return the favor. I noticed that my grandmother often repeats herself, her sentences don't make since all the time. She will use random words in a sentence or often forget the word she meant. She sometimes forgets how to answer the phone or use the remote to the TV. She has always been an anxious woman and is sooooo concerned about us all but recently she has become more anxious. She often talks down on herself calling herself stupid and why did she do that etc. I am 27 and she freaks out when I do the dishes or help her in any way or when the newspaper doesn't come on time. I'm not sure if she has been diagnosed because she has so many doctors I can't keep track of who any of them are. My grandparents are very private people and don't share these serious things with me so how do I even start to address this with them? Do I ask my grandma about this? How do I ask my grandfather about this? How do I help without indicating that they need the help. My mother is in denial and won't talk about the reality of the situation so it's up to me to be here. I am just so upset at this realization that I don't know where to start or who I can turn to. Please any help anyone could give me would be sooooooo much help.