My mother has dementia and macular degeneration. She went from an assisted living facility to a nursing home this year because she fell and fractured her pelvis and couldn't walk anymore.
With her not being able to see very well she has big trust issues with the staff at the nursing home. She doesn't believe anyone when they say who they are - she constantly says to me "the so-called nurse" or the "so-called doctor" and it is very frustrating. She thinks they are poisoning her food, giving her the wrong medications, etc. She has started to have hallucinations and thinks she "sees" a lot of things that aren't there. I live 400 miles away and cannot travel due to illness so I have to do everything by telephone. She will tell me she has pain somewhere, so I call the nurse practitioner to go in to see her and then when the NP comes in my mother doesn't believe that she is really an NP so she tells her she feels fine and doesn't have any pain. I try to explain that mom needs to trust the NP when she comes in, she says she will next time and then the same thing over again.
Any one else have these issues?