I did do a search to see if this topic had been covered already, but nothing came up. So I apologise if I'm repeating stuff, but we really need a little help here.
Basic scenario is 83 yr old father with diagnosed Parkinsons, symptoms are limited mobility etc and multiple falls. Father is now in the care system and we are awaiting referral. My worry is more for my 78 year old mum. Physically there is nothing wrong. She is my father's main carer, and we are watching her deterioration with increasing concern. She has high anxiety, takes no interest in personal appearance, rapidly losing weight, and cannot hold a conversation. I'm not sure if it's a sign of dementia, or that she has now chronic depression, which would be totally acceptable given her life currently. Unfortunately, she won't accept that anything is wrong. I am in contact with social services, yet I am equally aware that I don't want to go behind my parents' back.
I have visited the Age UK site, but in doing so, found this site.
All the medical advice in the world will never be as helpful as people experiencing similar situations in the here and now.
If I have come to the wrong place, I apologise wholeheartedly, in the meantime, any help would be hugely appreciated.
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