I just joined this group yesterday. Im 17 and my Grandmother who is 78 has the early stages of Alzheimers. Since im young theres only so much i can do but shes scared to do a lot of things, like driving she gave it up, she wont shower unless i tell her too or im home since shes scared of falling. I've even had to bathe her before. I do practically everything for her, cook (she'll do dishes) ill take her to places doctors bank etc. I manage her bank accounts for her, i tell her to take her pills, i set them up in a little pill box every day of the week. She cant even remember how to change a Tv station. Its frustrating because she use to be such a strong independent person and now shes falling apart. My mom nor my older sister want to take care of her. There are days that shes good and days that shes really bad. She still remembers everyones names but its really hard to watch, i fight with her alot since one minute she'll remember something and the next she'll forget sometimes. Shes only in the beginning stage and taking a pill for it too. It starts with a A. LAtely she wont get out of bed till 12 maybe 2! i remember she use to wake up 6am everyday no matter what. Is it bad if i let her stay in bed? or should i make her get up?
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