Ugh. Took my Mother to her Dr's appt yesterday. She had a CT as well some memory testing done. Finally! She was dx with early to medium stage for Vascular Dementia. The Dr has prescribed one medication that I can not recall the name of it to help with the dementia and Lexapro for depression. He refuses to sign the POA's at this point, not that it matters because I still can't find the one about the financial one. My mother cried at hearing the news. I have no idea what to say to her. Her mother had dementia as well! So I am assuming she may have some idea what this means. Or not?
My mother in the past has stated that if she gets dementia that she might take her own life because she would not want to burden me & and become a shell of a person. I don't think she will because of her Catholic background.
Now that she has been dx; what do I do?
Any and all advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!