Dad with dementia being hostile and difficult, I'm afraid of violence
My dad is never easy to deal with but in the last few days he's been very sulky, angry, and bordering on violence. I haven't been able to leave him alone and he keeps yelling at me, telling me to get out and not come back. I'm afraid to leave even for a couple of hours because I'm worried in his spite he might go into my room and break things to let my cats outside. Everything I do sets him off and then he yells at me, refuses to eat, and threatens me physically (I could totally take him and I really want to because when I was child/teen he was physically abusive). I don't know what to do to get some peace. I thought about trying to get him in the car and taking him to the emergency room, saying he was being violent but he hasn't actually been violent yet. I'm more scared he'll do something if I try to get out for a couple of hours. Friends and family tell me to just go and leave him, but I can't make myself - I'd worry the whole time. I take the emotional blackmail anymore. I'm looking into homes but there's a waiting list and I can't get him placed right away.