Mom has severe dementia. I haven't been able to get a good night's sleep. She is also delusional. Last week she suddenly was unable to stand or walk. She is now in the hospital and has been given a thorough physical and psyciatric evaluation. They are working on adjusting her meds so we can both sleep. All of the sleeping pills and calming meds have not worked in the past. She is up all night!
The doctor and I agreed to put her in rehab for physical therapy. He believes she is strong and will walk again. I explained all of this to her and she agreed. She will be transfered any day soon. Now she is complaining that she wants to go home. I can't handle her if she can't stand up and walk.
I work full-time and I have a HHA that stays with her while I'm at work. Any ideas on how I can handle this?