Hello there. My mom is merely 50 years ols, but for the past two or so years, she's gradually gotten less and less motivated to do anything. This was difficult to notice due to how slowly it's progressed, but I know for sure she's changed because she doesn't water the plants anymore, and they use to be so important to her. The litter boxes are often full now before she gets around to changing them, and the cats actually run out of food and water often. That never happened in the past. Other chores are often left undone for weeks at a time, the house is a mess, and she never wants to get out of bed. I'm helping with the chores and I'm trying to motivate her to get out or at least sit up, but nothing works. She just yells at me to leave her alone. I can't even turn the light on without her snapping at me to turn it off. Today alone I have tried making her happy by playing her a song that cheers her up, putting silly makeup on, and throwing confetti on her. She smiled at these attempts but only for a second. I tried saying that she'll feel better if we go on a drive around town and get out and take pictures. Didn't work. Even tried a less morally correct tactic by asking her if she would rather have me stay with her in her room with the light on, or if she'd actually rather have the light off than me staying. I asked if she cared about me more or the light more. She stayed quiet. I was shocked.
She has never been diagnosed with anything, but of course I'd assume she's depressed. I just don't know what to do. (I am only 19).