Caretaker for 99 year old mom with signs of dementia. She took my set of house keys last night, hid them, and when asked where they were told me she would let me in the home. When I went in her room to look, she became combative. I had to walk away while trying to keep her arms from hitting me. She has macular degenerative eye disease ( going blind), 17% of her hearing, and is medically fragile ( fall risk). I am the only sibling taking care of her, now in her home. I have cared for her since she was 95. I handle her finances and have medical power of attorney thru doctors and hospital. She has never done a formal power of attorney. I do not want her in a nursing home, but am feeling stressed in her home. I sold my home. What to do with her hiding keys, combativeness, accusations, and no help from other siblings ( older than I, and not healthy)?
Not sure if this is off-topic as a poetic waxing or on-topic as another anxiety trigger. PTSD is an anxiety disorder, after all, and my just-a-patient sense says not all anxieties are psychosomatic. Anxieties seem to be running high for all the humans I know, digitally and in real time. Daylight confusion time has the circadian rhythms in whirl of conflict with the clock consciousness of human...
I am new to this group. I lost my husband in February 2018 and I am so lost, sad, broken, lonely, etc. This site was recommended to me.