I hope you’re all doing ok considering all that’s going on.
I just wanted to come on here and ask your opinion/ advice on my mum. She’s had a diagnosis of PPMS for about 3 years now. It’s progressed slowly but fiercely and she’s only just walking unaided. Her cognitive changes are really affecting me to the point I have had to have therapy to deal with them. I grew up without a dad and little other family so I was always really close to her. She has become extremely selfish, lacks empathy, sympathy, and reason. She didn’t wish me a happy birthday last week and when I phoned her she laughed down the phone and called me insane. My sister smashed her head open on a glass vase this morning while helping mum off the floor when she fell and my mum ended up phoning me hysterically saying that she can’t wait for my sister to move out because the drive to the hospital my sister was upset about the massive 4inch deep wound across her forehead. She wasn’t worried at all about my sister waiting in A&E.
Of course, these things happen all the time but these examples were over the past 4 days. I’m really struggling as I feel like I’ve not only lost my mum, but she’s turned into someone that I really don’t like and someone who doesn’t care for me or my siblings.
She’s turned to spirituality for comfort, and I understand this, but from what she tells me about it, it isn’t helping the situation. She’s always saying ‘I don’t care about anybody but myself now’. but, of course, this affects her children.
I’m 27 now but she was my best friend so it’s really hard.
I just know this is going to get worse and I need to deal with the loss of my mum and help her where I can. It’s hard when she doesn’t want anything to do with me.