LO is 92, some mild cognitive impairment/ dementia that has worsened during this pandemic and lack of contact with loved ones. She is also almost blind in both eyes, very hearing impaired and very frail with limited dexterity in her fingers. (She is unable to open wrapped items or take caps off of cups — all must be done for her.) She has a broken bone and sits in a wheelchair that she cannot move on her own.
We have hired a companion to be with her part of each day in the facility in that we cannot be there.
However, she spends most of each day alone, in the wheelchair, parked in front of a television that she can barely (if at all) see and barely hear.
This is no quality of life! She is very depressed and cries a lot. It is heartbreaking for me, and I am unable to figure out how to make the situation any better.
Does anyone have a loved one who suffers the same or similar fate and what have you done? Specifically, are there any activities she might be able to do on her own to pass the days and bring some quality to her life?
Listening to music or audiobooks aren’t possible due to minimal hearing. Coloring, drawing and reading aren’t possible due to very limited vision. She never learned to sew or knit and could not do so now due to cognitive decline and lack of dexterity in fingers.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!