My mom is 91 and lives with me for the past 12 years. She was always full of life and mentally sharp as a tack. She has suffered from chronic utis over the last few years which caused a lot of confusion so I attributed her mental changes on those but I have seen a regular decline in her attitude and now have come to realize this is not clearing up so I guess I am the one living in denial.
For the last 6 months all she wants to do is sit in her chair not talking, staring off in to space has no motivation or ambition to do anything. I have tried to get her interested in painting, coloring, reading or just talking to me. I have decided to get her enrolled into a adult day center thinking she might talk to someone other than me and maybe get in to some of the activities to keep her mind occupied. I hope some of this helps. I promised her I would not put her in a nursinghome many years ago as long as I could take care of her home here. It is getting more difficult each day. If anyone has any advice or ideas I would appreciate it.