I need to get Mom to her gastroenterologist appt in two days. Most times she refuses to go because of her dementia. This is an important appt. She has seen him twice. I am not a patient of his. If Mom doesn't go do you think I can go in her place to talk about her issues?
Your mother probably won't make a scene in public. I think anxiety is what gets these elders' backs up against the wall. By reducing the anxiety about going, not dressing up, not speaking about it, you will help her get the care she needs. You might even be able to get the doc office to prescribe a single anxiety pill for the visit. Mine gave me 2 when I asked for my colonoscopy (I needed them).
I’m for the “therapeutic fib”.
Why won’t she go?