In her late 90's, Mom is physically in good shape, but she doesn't eat right, never did. Its like leading a horse to water.....you can't make someone eat when they have a lifetime of lousy eating habits. I'm not happy with her doctor and am going to switch because he has not done an ekg, urinalysis or blood test on her in years. She's dehydrated, and they tried once, but no go on either, and it was suggested that at her age it isn't necessary. Her last physical, she didn't even need to undress except unbutton her blouse and she got the eye, ears, nose & throat and listening to her heart and lungs. She got some mental tests and as a result we are told her dementia is Alzheimers, after all these years, and that it is advanced enough he says that she can't stay in Independent Living and needs to go to assisted living. I've been told by a few people that Vitamin B12 shots often help memory and cognitive thinking. Mom may be old, but she is mobile, needs no medications and is pretty much able to take care of a lot of her own functions such as getting up, making bed, makeup, going to dinner, making coffee, etc. I don't want to see her become a vegetable if part of her problem is being caused by B12 deficiency or some other imbalance.
What does everyone know about those shots? (and yes, as soon as we move her - or maybe before - new doctor who spends some time with her)