Dad's family has a history of dementia. He began to show clear signs around 2015, and was placed in a memory care facility in early 2017 at the age of 78. This was an earlier time-line than his own mother, but I think his mother had a more caring spouse who was able to keep her under control longer.
So, my mom has no known family history of dementia, lives alone near me since dad is in a facility. All of the sudden now SHE is becoming paranoid, imagining things that aren't really happening, very confused, etc. She is 77 :(
This is NUTS. I am an only child and trying to manage this on my own. What am I supposed to do NOW? Holy cow I am freaking out. Things just keep getting worse....how can they just keep getting worse!?! My parents are aged 77 and 81 now and are pretty much mindless zombies. What is going on in our world that is making stuff like this happen!?!