So this is my first time reaching out for this. We have been dealing with my grandmother’s Lewy body dementia for a few years now, and I used to work for a state ran facility with adults with dual diagnoses. I’m not unaware of dealing with someone with a true diagnosis but I don’t really know about the warning signs.
From what I can remember, dementia is not genetic correct? But my mother has been acting EXTREMELY off for the past year. I know she’s stressed dealing with my grandmother some times, but she is not acting like herself at all.
She has become extremely obsessed with politics. She stopped working jobs, she stopped cleaning her house and her yard, and she rarely gets out of the house.
Today it made me realize that it might be something else because she told she has been having secret conversations with politicians. She is an avid user of twitter, and it seems like that’s the only way she talks to people outside our family. And she watches all political shows non stop. I live four hours away, I have two children and just turned 30, and got divorced about a year ago. So I haven’t been around as much as I used to.
She tells me she is depressed, I’ve given her some natural supplements, she has gone to the doctor and got antidepressants and sleep aides but I don’t think they know this side of her.
When should I start to worry?