We've noticed mom going downhill FAST. Wants to sleep constantly, extremely quiet, refusing to eat or take meds. When I first noticed this change (I'm there every Fri and it was like night and day difference in that one week time) I asked sitter where the notebook was that I have her keep notes in so I could try to figure out what might be making her so different so quickly (blood sugar, blood pressure, etc) She immediately cut me off & said 'It ain't nothing I done!' I told her I didn't say she did anything, I was just looking for anything that could be wrong with my momma. The thing is, when she does talk, she sounds just as 'sharp' as before this dramatic turn. She doesn't seem like someone in final stage Alz. Long story short, I've noticed for awhile her she had candles in different places, in fact at first I was irritated she was burning my mom's candles & it wasn't something my mom was enjoying. We also put up cameras at Christmas and realized she would spend all morning 7-12 in kitchen and leave mom in her recliner alone, or get in the other recliner and sleep until noon herself! Told us she was just sleeping. Then in afternoon she'd do a little light cleaning and again just leave mom in living room alone. Well, this past Tues she needed day off for a funeral so I stayed with mom. In the afternoon I walked into one of the bathrooms and noticed something on floor. It was a partial joint and a rolling paper. Then I got a flashlight and looked closely at rug. There was loose marijuana all over. We called the police to come out and verify what it was and fired her the next morning. Since she's been gone, mom eating great. She's staying awake most of the day and even talking and laughing some. I also noticed a box of benedryl behind something on counter with only a few in it. I can't say 100% that there were more before but I'm 90% sure that only a few were missing. It hit me tonight my mom was scratching a lot up until
Mid Nov when this sleeping started. Before she even scratched her face in her sleep. At min I'm wondering if she's been giving her the Benadryl so she wouldn't have to deal with her & could sit around and do her drugs while getting paid. Also, she stole my moms old pain pills and a few Xanax from her MRI. Any input on this would be appreciated. And if mom were to continue to improve, can she be tested for drugs at a later time? IF she was drugging her, I hate to think of her getting away with it and/or doing to someone else!!!