My sister has dementia. She is unaware or I should say in denial of having the disease. She lives alone but has the help of aides 2x’s a day.
My sister is quite a character and is known throughout her town. She's a people person. Talks to everyone. She lives on the corner of a very busy intersection which she crosses to go shopping or eat out. She is very lonely and is drinking quite a bit. Her Psychiatrist has called me and made me more aware of her problem. I can't stop her from drinking. I have spoken to her and explained what could happen: strokes, falling, becoming more unbalanced, and so on. What can I do? She doesn't want to move into assisted living or memory care. Can we force her to? She lives off of S.S.D.I. & Social Security.