I am my 86 year old Mom's caregiver. About a month ago, she was diagnosed with dementia by her doctor, I am still waiting for the neurologist to determine what type of dementia. This is all new to me.
Problem 1: My mother sleeps all night, and talks a lot while sleeping and sleeps all day. They say this is normal. ??
2: She fights with me about taking her medication. She thinks I am overdosing her.
3: She constantly has nausea and at times is vomiting. The doctors can not find the reason for this or a medication that will help her.
4: Even though she has nausea, she gets hunger pains. She could eat breakfast in the morning and at about an hour later she is starving again. This is all day long, so she is eating all day long.
5: I feel bad when I have to leave her alone because I am afraid something will happen to her. But I have two jobs.
I am new to this form, so sorry for so many questions at one time.