After treatment - Mild Cognitive Impairment
My mum (72) was treated for Breast Cancer in 2017, she had quite a traumatic time. She suffered badly with depression which she has antidepressants for but she refuses to go and see someone. But since the treatment she has been suffering from Short Term Memory Loss. My mum attended a Memory Clinic where they gave her a brain scan because we were worried that she had the start of dementia. The results were that she is suffering from Mild Cognitive Impairment. Since then my parents have moved in with myself and my family with the idea that we could help my dad plus the fact that they had no one near them where they were living. The doctors say it is to do with the Chemo and treatment but I do wonder whether it has something to do with her depression and the trauma of the treatment that she went through as well. My dad took over all the household jobs and cooking whilst mum was having her treatment but my mum is gradually getting back to doing things but you do have to remind her. This is tricky as my dad has no patience and so he tends to do everything still. Unfortunately my mum is still not using her brain properly and does tend to spend quite a bit of time sitting around doing nothing. I take my mum to several clubs which she really enjoys and they seem to be helping her with her social skills plus her mood. I hate to say this but at times it is like teaching a toddler to do things, she has a child like way with her. Is there anyone out there who has had any experience of this? Where can we go for help? The doctor suggested the Alzheimer Society which have been very helpful but obviously a lot of what they suggest is for someone with dementia. But I find it awkward trying to encourage my dad on what could help mum, he seems to happy with the way things are.