Concerned about Mom's quality of life in early stages

2021.12.03 00:59 ValtronW Concerned about Mom's quality of life in early stages

My mother is 68 years old and my dad, myself, and my husband are very concerned about her current cognitive state. We have also had family and friends contact us with concerns of their own, after they've interacted with her. She does not have a diagnosis yet, but we all think it's between stage 3 and stage 4 dementia.
Brief overview of symptoms: she repeats the same topics multiple times in the same conversations, asks the same questions over and over again in the same conversation (she asked me 4 times what restaurant we were going to the other day, in the span of 5 minutes), calling us multiple times a day to confirm appointments (she called the dog groomer 5x in one day to confirm her dog's appointment), extreme difficulties following conversations and makes off-topic remarks, easily confused by multiple step instructions/explanations, incoherency when talking, and social withdrawal. The other day my mother in law contacted my husband, upset and crying, because my mom showed up to her apartment uninvited and sounded very incoherent. She was disturbed.
The biggest issue right now is that, despite these issues, she can still be independent in terms of daily living. She is still able to drive, cook, bathe herself, and put on clothes. She hasn't had any other instances of elopement other than the incident with my mother in law last week (perhaps this is the beginning?). She's been talking for the last 6 months about going back to work but she never does ANYTHING to move that forward, so I think it's just a fantasy/delusion she's dwelling on. She hasn't worked for the last 2 years and doesn't see any friends. We have invited her to events in the past (pre and post pandemic) and she almost always backs out last minute. She doesn't do anything stimulating at all, other than make dinner a couple times a week. I call her multiple times a week and every time she tells me all she's doing is cleaning the house. Every time I visit, she's seemingly just sitting around doing nothing. She has the TV on all day long but doesn't seem to absorb any of it. The other issue is that my dad is getting burnt out on being around her all the time because the conversations have become so repetitive and unengaging, so he ends up doing his own thing during his free time.
So I guess my point is that her current life right now is VERY under-stimulating and is clearly feeding this disease/condition. But I don't know what we can do for her because she's still independent. I honestly wish she would just go to a senior community because I know she would get a lot of enrichment from it; she would get social interaction, have stimulating activities, and it would give her something to talk about other than same 4 topics she perseverates on. But her and my dad own a house and I know neither of them are going to want to part with it.
What would you do in this situation? All I can really offer is to take her to more community outings, but she may back out of them last minute anyway. Also, I work and am attending school so I can't do this more than a couple times a month. But it's so painful watching her deteriorate in that house.
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