My 89-year-old father has dementia. He can be nasty one day then mild the next.
In fact, lately he can change behaviors several times within one day. Could this mean his dementia is progressing? I know the disease will progress, just wondering if this is a sign he may be going into the next stage. He appears appears to be in the moderate stage from what I have been reading about the stage levels and behaviours associated with those levels. I know each person is unique in their progression. I am wondering if others have experienced this with a parent as a sign the disease is taking a turn for the worse.
Also, a nurse is coming to visit him at home for a "welness visit" since he is on medicare. He also has another "wellness visit" next month with a nurse at his primary care physician's offfice. The results of both of these visits are to be reported to his primary care physician. Does anyone know if they check for cognitive abilities.