4 months ago, mom went into home for memory care. It is a really good place and she has a lot of care 24/7. But In four short months, she went from walking okay, a little slow maybe, to needing her hand held, and falling twice already. She is now in pull ups, depends, and needs assistants to be taken to the bathroom every few hours.
She is eating well, thats it. She no longer watches tv, even when its on, and is sleeping 19 hours a day, even while being coaxed to join in events.
She was taken off her Diazepam, to only when needed, to see if it helps her stay awake.
When I call, I say, Hi Mommy, she replies back, Hi mommy. We no longer have any conversation and she shows me she does not understand more than 3 words, when I ask anything or say anything.
Every week, she is falling further down, she is 89 and I feel like she is slipping away so fast. When she first arrived there, so many of the people were worse than her and now she seems like she is passing them up.
What is going on ? Everyone else does not seem to be changing week to week as my mother. I visit 2 to 3 times per week. She knows my name, but I am wondering if she thinks I am one of the workers there, having repeated to me 5 times in 10 minutes,"I already ate. Then repeating, "You don't understand I already ate."
Your feed back is appreciated. My emotions are beyond myself watching my mother decline so fast.