I had the great pleasure to
go to your caregiver seminar in South Florida last year.
I moved back to Pennsylvania from
Florida last summer to live with my parents who need
24-hour care. We have two very good caregivers that are
here Monday to Friday during the day and evening. I
cover the nights and mornings and with my siblings, we
rotate on the weekends.
The question I have is what do I do
when my mother wants me to go to Aunt Nelly's and pick
up her mother so she doesn't fall in the ditch? My mom
is 83 and her mother and Aunt Nelly have passed over 50
years ago. I have never lied so much in my life and I
don't know what is the best thing to tell her. I tell my
mom I'll go pick her up at Aunt Nelly's or something to
that effect. My dad has told her a few times that her
mother is no longer with us and she gets a little sad,
but one minute later, she wants to know where her mother
is and for me to go pick her up. My mother has mild
dementia from a stroke after a heart attack she had
Labor Day weekend 2012.
Thanks so much,