Today grandma and I had a bit of a hiccup. I’ve never been around her this long without a break and she can get a little trying on ones nerves. We believe she has the start of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. I’ve never had to deal with either one of those diseases and am not really sure how to handle things without going crazy myself.
I’m curious if any of you have dealt with anyone with either of these diseases and maybe have any tips. I can’t continue repeating myself when I have to explain something or listen to the same stories over and over again. The constant looking for something and relocating of items and then accusing someone of stealing them is tiring too. It’s almost like dealing with a child but it’s a grown person doing it all. She can even get a little snarky with her answers about things and then when you call her on it, she has no idea doing it.
I’ve heard that there are support groups for families that have elderly ones that have these diseases but am wondering if any of you can share any personal stories.
Till next time!