My dad is 88-years-old and has dementia. He takes Travazone which helps him at night. He never takes a shower, and is starting to have a certain odor about him.
He is slowing down rather fast now. He looks depressed can barely walk, he uses a cane but we can tell its getting more difficult. I have no help with siblings, so its all me or nothing. I am afraid I cant help him with his walking, especially down the sidewalk to the car, I have been lucky so far I guess.He never takes a shower, and is starting to have a certain odor about him. I think its time to get some help from social services. Maybe get a caregiver to come in to help him with personal hygiene, and help me get him to the car for doctor appts. My mom doesnt want people in her house, yet she is constantly complaining about what is happening to him. She is 81 and has her own issues with hearing loss, and walking herself. Should I go over her head and just call social services to help me anyway??