My mother is almost 86 and there's no doubt in my mind that she has AD. The problem is that she lives almost 6 hours from me and I'm totally disabled. She refuses to go the doctor and insists there's nothing wrong with her. I'm one of 4 children but basically only 1 brother and I are in communication with her as she's alienating everyone due to her behavior. I'm at my wits end as I know she needs help but don't know what else I can do. She calls me 8 - 10 times a day and will tell me the say thing over and over. She's hoarding food in the house and for someone who kept a meticulous home, she has let everything go. You can't walk in most of her rooms as she has stuff piled all over the place. She is constantly going food shopping because she "has nothing in the house to eat" and yet my brother says that there's no room in the pantry, frig or freezer. My brother is living with her but he has a bad heart and I'm afraid that he's going to have another heart attack due to all the stress he's enduring with her erratic behavior. How do you help someone who insists there's nothing wrong?
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