Sorry to be AWOL.
Mum has been very needy lately. I had hopes that after her memory assessment, and the prescribed antidepressants, she might rally, but after a brief brightening, things have deteriorated. Her memory is worsening, her susceptibility to panic over minor issues has increased, and she is more OCD and repetitive than ever. I have been in touch with Adult Services, but she must agree to any help. She will not agree. She does not, understandably, want to move either into a home, or into sheltered accommodation, but neither will she entertain the idea of anyone other than me coming into her home to help. She is a Daily Mail reader, sadly, and thus convinced that Britain is populated by thieves and ne’er-do-wells out to fleece OAPs in their own homes under the guise of being carers. I have tried to explain that I am feeling unable to cope, but she cannot remember, or even take in, that fact and we have the same conversation over and over again until I feel I will succumb to complete insanity before her. I don’t know what to do.