My siblings & I spend a week at a time with Mom. She is only in the first stages of alzheimers but her doctor put a 24 hr supervision on her. It is the same thing every week. She wants to go to Walmart and IGA and buy the same groceries over and over, this is several times a week! it is a small fortune. We end up throwing out a lot of food. We had to take the car and control of her checkbook. Her reply is that she doesn't have a car so she has to stock up on groceries. We explain over and over that someone is always here. She has all her life spent every penny she could get her hands on. So she can't afford to pay anyone to stay with her, so here we are. She has always been very difficult to be around, it is hard for us to do this. But is there some way to control her buying every thing in site without all the stress?
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