My 84 year old mother is definitely showing signs of dementia..forgetfulness; paranoia; delusions, etc.
She continues just fine with caring for herself, cleaning, laundry but there is clearly something wrong. She has hardly any short term memory.
I pay her bills and get her groceries because she’s horrible with losing or hiding money.
I would like to have her evaluated so I would know what’s going on. Whenever I suggest a checkup she flips out and says she’s not going. She doesn’t have a family doctor..she hasn’t been to a doctor in 45 years or so.
Shes very narcissistic and says she’s very healthy and doesn’t need a doctor and would never agree to it or taking any medications.
I cant see putting her in a nursing home because she does so well caring for herself..but her mind is gone.
Any suggestions how I can get her to be evaluated?
I have durable POA but an attorney told me I still can’t force her to go the doctor.