My mother knows who we all are has no issues there. My Dad and her are living in the house she grew up in. Her father was abusive and I have to wonder if that is causing problems. She treats my dad horribly! She is 79, he is 68. He tries with her but she is impossible to deal with. I'm questioning if she actually has dementia or if something else is going on.
She does have some memory issues but recognizes everyone! She wants my dad out of her house. Says stuff like "his brother made him come here because they didn't want him" she knows she married him but says it was the worst mistake of her life. They have been together for 45 years. She was never a warm person but this is beyond anything I could have imagined.
I had her involuntarily committed a couple weeks ago. They added a few meds and she seemed better. Once home for a couple days, she was starting all over again. She will not let up at all. Nothing you say or do stops her from her constant tirade. They have little money coming in and are both on disability. They pay the bills and that's about it. I'm at a loss as to how to handle it. She has me in tears every time I go there. She twists things around on me to the point I'm not sure what to believe about my own life anymore. Could it possibly be a true mental illness and not dementia?
This all came on quickly and the only thing the Drs have said was her kidney function was off. They wanted to wait a month to retest but I begged to have it done soon. She goes back this week for that. If I can get her to go! I'm just so lost and feel so helpless. She is going to cause my dad major health issues if she continues treating him so badly. She even had him arrested! Claimed he choked her. He's never even raised his voice let alone a hand. She on the other hand, has been hitting him. I would appreciate all advise, but please don't be mean!