Caregiver for mother in law with dementia
My husband's mom got diagnosed with frontal lobe dementia at the age of 64. We took her car keys about four months ago and as of this month have all moved in together. It has been a real adjustment so far. I hope I can find others with insight and advice on how to make things work smoothly and what to do. Is there an early Dementia sub-group in here? She told me the only way they could tell if it is Alzheimer's is if they did an autopsy. What? She knows who we are for sure but has started wandering aimlessly; she will not stop humming. She just let to the store with my husband insisting she go and is often demanding then childlike and stubborn. I want to help bring some joy into her life and of course my husband's but do not know where to start or where the patience will come from.
We are having troubles establishing boundaries and handling everything for her. I hope we can find some friends who can help us along the way.