How can I handle my verbally abusive dad with sudden onset, multi-infarct dementia?
My dad has sudden onset, multi-infarct dementia. It is as if he suddenly has no self-censoring. He is verbally abusive and won't "fall for" redirection.
I am moving him from his current home with my mother to live with me and my husband. How do I cope with this? When he becomes paranoid, sarcastic, and abusive toward me, my mom, or my husband and won't be redirected, what should I say?
Thanks very much for any help! It's as if Dad has suddenly turned into an abusive drunk, and I'm not sure how to handle this.