I need some ideas or recommendations. The very short story: My mother lives in independent care. She has significant depression and anxiety. She takes 4-5 psychotropic medications. Three OT assessments indicate some cognitive issues.She was an alcoholic. She began secretly drinking again and suffered 2 head traumas due to it. Per her doctor’s support, I took away her car keys. One OT also supported the decision.
She hides information from me, is extremely angry with me and has become verbally and physically aggressive. Because of this, I stopped seeing her a couple weeks ago to give her space. Today, I found out she was attempting to get a set of keys made at the car dealership. I know her friends take her places. She tells them that she does not know why she can’t drive. But she doesn’t tell them the rest of the story. My mother is very sneaky and manipulative.
I don’t think she should drive for multiple reasons. Do I confront her? Do I talk with her friends? The car is still at the apartment. I could take it away. Should I do that?
Any ideas are welcome. (BTW I am her power of attorney.)