Over the past few months we have noticed my mother in law who is normally a lovely, bright & bubbly person slowly become less interested with people around her & seems to have no interest in doing anything. On several occasions we tell her we are taking her out for lunch or a day at our home & she just decides at the last minute she want’s to go back to bed. She has been in an aged care hostel for 6 years as her sight is failing & her mobility is not as good anymore but she always made an effort to be social & get about. We had a meeting with her doctor, nurses & carers & we were told that sadly she has given up the will to live. I try to cheer her up with treats she has enjoyed in the past & I always talk about happy things. Any ideas to encourage her to feel happy would be truly appreciated as this sadness is really upsetting to see.
Posted by ashblonde, 22nd July 2015