Mom has dementia but all she ever thinks about is "Has the dog been fed." I have taken over the care of her dog and feed it twice a day, but I am asked at least 50 times a day, if the dog has been fed. The dog is on a limited ingredient diet due to allergies, so she must stick to her food and I also give medication. We put up an erasable board that gave the date and told that the dog was fed breakfast and the dog ate dinner. She took it down and hid it. Now I am back to printing out huge notes in different colors and place them on my door and around the house for her to see.
This morning I had to run to the doctor and she was home alone for 1 hour, I left notes all over the house, when I came home she had dog food all over the place feeding her dog and our nieces dog all the wrong foods. I have thought about hiding the food if I have to leave the house, but I am afraid she will pull out anything from the refrigerator and feed her, which will trigger an allergic reaction.....and then I will be running the dog to the vet.
When I got home I asked her why she had done this, why hadn't she listened, I had explicit notes all over the house. Her reply, was "I don't give a damn, I will do what I want!"
This seems minor but it is driving me nuts. The issues over the dog are forefront but I know if the dog was gone, it would be something else. Getting rid of the dog is not an option.