My mom is becoming delusional. She can make a statement about anything, whether or not it’s true, and believe it to be the absolute truth. I have lived with my mom for a little over 13 years. After Cardiac Bypass 5 years ago she started showing signs of Alzheimer’s. She is now aggressive with violent outbursts. I have been slapped, pushed and hit. I have even had busted lips.
She refuses to see her doctor for checkups, won’t leave the house for anything. She smokes 2 packs of cigarettes a day. She will either sleep 18 to 20 hours a day or just stay in bed. She “washes up” but hasn’t taken a shower in almost 3 years! She eats pb&j only and drinks only diet cokes.
I don’t know what to do. I am at my wits end. I did not educate myself as well as I should have. I thought I was prepared. I helped my mom take care of my father who also had Cardiac Bypass then developed Vascular Dementia.
When I begin to think it’s time to get her placed, she shows a glimmer of hope. A little spark of who she was. I do have POA but don’t even know how to begin. Any advice is welcome.