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)?
I just want to say, I am thankful for this group. Even though days I don't feel good, I try to add my constructive, two cents.I do this remembering what a college friend once told me..."when you feel bad, do something good for someone ". The only good thing I can do is encourage people here, or give out my advice.I am also grateful of having a warm house, and a car..." The pumpkin". This last...
Im back in the hospital, so tired of this Dony wanna loss hope jaw locked again