Dad with mild to moderate dementia refuses to have cataract surgery
Hi folks. Haven't been here in a while due to rehabbing new/old house and moving.
Dad is 87 with ever so slow progressing dementia. He's been treated for macular degeneration for sometime and now the doc says he needs cataract surgery on both eyes. Of course to dad, he's fine and refuses to talk about surgery.
I'm caring for my folks from 3 states away. If he had the surgeries it would be a logistical nightmare trying to wrangle him through the procedures and post op care. He's still fairly high functioning but executive reasoning skills and short term memory are not good.
Couple questions :
I know his vision will continue to get worse with out surgery. How fast will it progress?
If he waits till his vision is really bad then consents to surgery would that make the procedure more difficult? Impossible?