Yesterday was a pretty good day for Mom (and us). No episodes of hallucinations or paranoia. The AARP UHC Nurse Practitioner (Martha) came by. I talked to her before she talked to mom and told her about the episodes. She talked with mom for about an hour, both about her physical and mental health. It went very well. Physically she was very pleased with mom’s condition, for an almost 91 year old.
She also spent some time talking with mom to ascertain her mental health. During this time mom told her, without provocation, that she has hallucinations. Martha has a lot of experience with this and did a nice job of probing. Martha’s told mom that she thinks it’s possible she has the beginnings of Dementia and mom should talk with her PCP to determine the next steps. Mom was silent when she heard that. The net is I will schedule an appointment with mom’s PCP early in January
Martha also told mom that when she has these hallucinations she should tell me and when I tell her what she sees isn’t there she should trust me.
Martha’s told mom that she thinks it’s possible she has the beginnings of Dementia and her PCP and talk to more and determine the next steps. Mom was silent when she heard that.
Mom also saw the Podiatrist yesterday and had her feet examined and toe nails ground down. The Podiatrist saw no issues with her feet or toes. Hopefully with three concurring opinions, she’ll stop worrying about them.