You and your dad have made a good start. Him having PoA for your mum will certainly help with some things. But I would recommend that you also get PoA for him, at some stage, to ease your path in the future, too.Thank you to everyone for you amazing support x
Dad has got Power of Attorney for Mum both medically and financially just come through as he read about it in the Daily Mail and acted on it quickly thank goodness.
He has an appointment at the doctors next Friday for his annual check up so will get it logged on their system then. I am also hoping he will speak to them about Mum as he said yesterday "I don't think I am coping with this very well, my temper is so short" I will do everything in my power to persuade him to talk to them.
This is a wonderful forum with wonderful people on it.
Thank you all xxx
Could you perhaps go with your dad to the GP? Perhaps he might open up more if you're in support there with him? Might be worth asking him if he'd like you to go, just in case.
And the more he and you can learn about dementia, the more it will enable you both to cope. It's all about accepting - as far as is possible, and no one's saying it's easy! - that your mum has a very different perspective on life because of her illness from you two, and that trying to reason with her is simply unlikely to work. You have to try to work with her, so to speak, and not get frustrated and stressed when she doesn't cooperate or understand, otherwise you'll all get upset. Don't sweat the small stuff, as they say!
And keep posting on here, of course. Everybody is on here to share problems, experiences, and support.