I take my mother to multiple doctors many times a month (Mayo Clinic), and one doctor just brought up that my mother always looks to me before she answers any question, and I usually speak for her. She responded to the doctor that I keep track of all her treatments and medical history, and she doesn’t know most of what has been done to her. I also regularly prompt my mother with how she’s described symptoms in the past, so she remembers what she needs to be describing, and I know that looks bad. The doctor said she was concerned about abuse or dementia because my mom wouldn’t speak without my permission.
Anyone ever experience this? How do I maintain my mother’s personal rights when she just trusts me to keep track of every medical thing? This is not the first doctor to show concern that I speak for her.