Mom is 88 years old, 89 in June. She is in memory care since 2017, diagnosed in 2015 but able to stay in regular aging care residence for a while. Till recent weeks, she was participating in the memory care games and activities despite hearing loss and degenerative macula. We visit her my husband, I and the dog twice a week for at least 2 hours. And when I have enough strength left (Sjogrën syndrom and medication against cancer recidive) I add one visit alone.
I noticed for some time now that she is losing interest in the activities (even tv). And now she adds the impression of abandonment not by us really but by the staff and other residents. True many, too many, changes in the staff and the residents. She used to take walks in the long corridor, but now we found her in her bed after her breakfast, so not like her to do that! What doesn’t help, I’m in a processus of official complaint with the residence for principally not respecting her restritive diet for her « entérite radique » contributing in her -too often - urgent hospitalizations.
I’m a bit at loss here facing with her this new manifestation. Is it linked to her living conditions or is it a new stage of dementia and what can I do?
Thank you for any insights. God bless you