This is my first time on this forum but it seems like it could just be the thing I need!
My nanna is 81 (82 in 2 weeks) and was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia well over two years ago. Recently she was still living in her own home with a carer going in every morning; one morning she went wandering and fell - her neighbours found her luckily and rang my mum but it turned out they had seen her wandering round a few times before. She also had started hallucinating - talking to people and looking at 'people' that wernt there and also talking to me about me but she could not make the link that I was infact the person she was talking about if that makes sense.
She was urgently assessed and went into restbite in a local residential care home - we currently are awaiting a care plan meeting on monday and then the social worker is going to panel to see if we can get funding for her to live there permanently.
My struggles at the moment are that myself and my sister were the ones who took her to the home as my mum was too upset and in a way I feel guilty even though it was the safest thing for her. As well as that I see her very regularly (saw her wednesday) and she looks so fragile, her mobility has worsened and she just wasnt 'with it' not chatting and just responding with yes's.
My mum is not coping either she cries on the phone to me about it and I'm trying to be strong for her and my nanna.
Not really sure how to deal with this sudden decline in her mental and physical state....any advice would be great!
I'm trying to keep positive by making her a scrapbook which has pictures of all through her life so I can sit with her and go through it but I know the day is coming that it wont be possible anymore!