Mum has lost contact with a lot of her friends since developing dementia. Partly as technology was hard enough for her already pre-dementia let alone now. I barely have time between working full time and caring for her to also engage her in social activity with her friends. We sometimes log on to her Facebook, comment on posts, post some pictures but that’s about it. She has not told any of her friends about her memory problem although I’m sure most suspect it. Should I be calling her friends and telling them and kindly asking them to perhaps give Mum a call once a week? It would mean the world to Mum if they made some contact. She may no longer be able to keep up with social gatherings etc but I know she’d love to hear from them! They were a large part of her life. Thinking to the future,..If it were my best friend and she had dementia, I’d still be calling her even if the conversations weren’t exactly the same. Even if she asked the same thing on occasions.
Do I tell her friends in the hope they’ll make some effort? Or do I respect mums wishes not to tell them and have her feeling lonely?