My 72 year old mother has dementia. Until very recently, with help from my sister, she has functioned quite well in her own home, but it seems like overnight, she has changed. She is angry and paranoid. She accuses my sister of stealing things. She isn't eating properly and she really isn't keeping up with the hygeine. When we talk to her about it she gets angry and says she is just as healthy as she was when she was 40, except she forgets a bit - but that is normal. It's not normal.
I live over 1000 miles away and my poor sister is at her wits end. There is no way that mom is going to accept a move to assisted living. Anys suggestions?