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My wife is starting to "down size" as she calls it. At first I was all about it. It gave her something to do at home but now, she wants to throw stuff that is in the china cabinet, passed down from both sides of the family. I think part of the issue is the more stuff she looks at, the more stimulus it creates, then that increases anxiety, which brings on confusion, which brings on a headache, and the oy way for to get rid of the headache is sleep. Sleep is kind of a reset button for her. Poor punkin. When did you decide that your mom needed 24 hour care?

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Her tiny condo got filthy and she was not bathing. She got a meal from a restaurant down the street. We asked the owner how much she was spending a day on a meal and he said 10. $100 withdrawal every three days, you figure it out.We followed her one day and saw her on a neighborhood park bench with one of the young homeless guys (she was 86) who had his arm around her. My husband walked up to them to say hello and the guy asked who he was and when he found out he took his arm off her. He took his hobo backpack and got on his bike and left. I imagine that was when she handed over money. She told us a guy she knew was fixing her watch but we never saw it again or her ring.That’s how we figured out who was getting the money. Obviously you don’t have that problem. When we moved her in she started to get violent, refusing showers, breaking windows, etc from time to time. It was a nightmare. I was the only child. Eventually she got infections like UTIs, antibiotics, cdiff, antibiotics, enterococcus , antibiotics, pneumonia, sepsis then passed.

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