Hi Sam, good to know you are here to share with everyone, lots of support and advice can be found on this forum. Has your Mum seen her g.p ? Antidepressants help greatly with anxiety and mood, will take a few weeks to work, that’s what I’ve found with my partner, he’s taking Sertraline and is much more motivated and most day he’s happy . The Memory Clinic also offer support & home visits and daily walks and other activities, will be a welcome break for you and your Dad I’m sure, my partner has made some good male friends with the same condition , his old friends don’t contact anymore/some family too, difficult I know but it’s their problem, not yours.My mum got diagnosed with early onset nearly 2years ago now age 54 after a very long period of (what I think was) miss diagnosis at 1st. She has been 1 of the unfortunate that has NOT responded to the drugs. Just 1 year on and the deterioration is very noticeable!
Non of her friends have seen her in at least a year (sore subject that will open a huge can of worms for me) and family on her side are still indenial so don't input much help if any at all.
My dad is being very strong for me and I try to help as best I can around them and work but he is struggling! I don't know what more I can do as the time goes on. She is still too able for and form of help besides a PA but she is still in denial herself and refuses any form of help. She is angry, sad, she doesn't interact much, doesn't want to do anything at all to help herself besides sit and watch tv all day.
It's nice to here of other stories similar please as it feels like we've been delt with the very short straw with mum xx
Just take one day at a time, my son is 23 and is now adapting to his Dad, it’s difficult but we try to go with the flow. Lots of love and keep posting Sam x