My sister, 22, and my mom, 58, both have trouble remembering many things. Some of them are extremely important (like social security cards, debit cards, bills, etc) some less important (opening a window when the a.c. is on), and some emotionally important (mom giving our old cat to a kill shelter while I was at school bc she peed on the bed). My sister mostly keeps her memory problems from affecting me but mom's affect all of us. She forgets tons of little things but also things from our lives. Also, she moves my things around all the time, then doesn't remember moving them or where she put them. If I ask her if she's seen something (not even accusingly...just if she's seen it) she gets super defensive and angry.
Today she said we were going to lake Erie but when I asked when we were going to erie she frustratingly corrected me saying we were going to a different lake. But then, in the car, she corrected me again, saying we were going to Erie and didn't remember telling me we weren't.
I'm temporarily living with her because of money and I appreciate what she's doing for me, but living like this makes me so anxious. We all suffer from anxiety and depression and living with her can be so difficult when she swings from one emotion to another suddenly or forgets things.
I don't have much other family support because our dad left us when we were kids, taking his side of the family with him. Moms side only has her two brothers. One is estranged and the other takes care of a lot of poor and/or elderly people in his town.
Not sure what to do...