What about the car? What do I tell her?
Hello..I'm new to this forum and a relatively new caregiver. Let me give you our history. I'm 46 years old and happily married to a wonderful man for almost 25 years. We have 2 great children, our 20 year old daughter is a college senior, attends a local college and lives at home. Our 18 year old son is away at college and is a freshman.
My Mother has lived with us for the past 12 years and having her with us has been a win win situation for us all. However, she is now early Alzheimers....:-( She is able to care for herself physically and I have her in an adult daycare three days a week and a caregiver who comes in two days a week.
The caregiver has been wonderful..she cleans house, cooks, does grocery shopping etc. A wonderful relief for me (I work) because...believe it or not, I have young onset Parkinson's Disease.
My biggest problem with Mom right now is her car. It is fairly new..a 2004 LeSabre.. I've told her she can't drive and my daughter drives her car. But, she doesn't want to sell it because she is hanging onto the idea that one day she will get off these 'memory pills' and she will be able to drive again. And periodically she threatens to take her car and go... I've spoken with her Dr and she advises me to sell the car. I have POA and can legally do that...but what do I tell her when I sell it?