Mom w/ Alz, Won't admit it, Getting worse, need suggestions

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scoffe
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   Posted 10/26/2005 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
My mother is 60 yrs old and has alzheimer's disease. My grandmother and greatgrandmother both had and died due to Alz before they turned 65.  My mom is getting worse. 2 doctors evals confirm her fading memory.  Her symptoms.....took her 7 hours to drive to a friends house 30 minutes away, cannot remember anything longer than 30 minutes, cannot remember common words, is handing out money, is disoriented at times, etc. 
 
She denies a problem other than slight memory loss. I know we need to get power of attorney somehow to protect her $$ as she is literally giving it away at restaurants stores neighbors etc.  We may also have to force her to live in an assisted living environment but how.
 
We are 2,000 miles apart.
 
Suggestions? Please help
sandy
 

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 10/26/2005 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
If she refuses to give you POA then try for gaudianship,but It's expensive.Is her husband still in the home?Is she near family members there?Is she on medication for AD? Can you bring her to where you live?
SnowyLynne


Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/27/2005 5:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and Welcome to HW sorry you have to be here but you will find great resources and people to help you out if they can ........sounds like she needs to be with family as Snowy said or go for guardianship ..........I had to do this with my Mom but here in Canad it isnt that expensive ..........I am sure it is very hard for her to admit she is having problems .........do what you can and just love her no matter what ..........Post and let us know how you are ...........Take care and God Bless ...........Lyn
 
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   Posted 10/27/2005 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Jdeanda .......Please read the rules regarding your post ......I have deleted it as it goes against rule # 4 ..........hope to see you again ........if you look in the yellow box under "Forum Rules" you will find the do's and Don't s .........again under rule number 4 ......welcome aboard and hope you are well .....God Bless ......Lyn


 
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  Only after the last tree has been cut down...only after the last river has been poisoned...only after the last fish has been caught.....Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.......                                 

Post Edited (LKE aka Lyn Kyle Emerick) : 10/27/2005 4:43:23 AM (GMT-6)

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