My dear aunt...

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katerineli
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   Posted 5/23/2012 4:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
 
My dear aunt (now 78 years old) has lost her husband 2 1/2 year ago. Unfortunately her mental condition is deteriorating now and I think she is depressed. She lives far from us but due to a health problem she is travelling for a check up every 3 months and am under the impression that especially this time she is lifeless. All she does is complain about any pains she has, she never smiles, she just sits in the chair totally lost in space. She refuses to go on medication and she is very stubborn (meaning that it will be very difficult, if not impossible to get her to see a specialist). I have spoken to her doctor who promised that he will have a discussion with her, but I have not got much hope. I have tried to be around her, remind her the good aspects of life and that we are all for her loving her etc but she seems to be worse than in the begining she was sad and lost. Any suggestions? am at loss my self cause I do not want her to pass the last years of a good life deep in sadness.
 
Many thanks
 

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 5/23/2012 4:23:14 AM (GMT-6)


getting by
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   Posted 5/23/2012 5:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Katerineli,

I gave your thread a title, you will get more responses that way.

I am sorry to hear about your aunt. I am sure she needs some antidepressants and something for pain. It is so hard when the other person doesn't want to try. Does she live with you? Maybe you could take her out for a ride or something around places she knows. That might get her interest going. I hope you get some help with htis. I know she would feel better on meds. Take this one day at a time. That is all you can do. Maybe try to get her into a counselor if she will go. It is so difficult... Know we are here to help you through this. Keep posting. Somebody will come up with an idea soon.

Hugs, Karen

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katerineli
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   Posted 5/23/2012 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you so much Karen...She basically lives in a greek island whereas I live in Athens with my husband and my parents live nearby) I will invite her over my place try to have an honest chat on Friday and see what I can do..have also planned to go and visit her over her place in July for a weekend...let's see if we can make it through...

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   Posted 5/23/2012 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I didn't know you were in Greece, so cool!!!

I hope that you have a great time with your Aunt. Let us know how it goes.

We all care...

Hugs, Karen
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