As caregiver to my partner of 33 years who is now confined to a wheelchair (due to ataxia) and has dementia, I am having a hard time due to his habit of shouting “hey” and calling my name, over and over….usually more towards the evening time. Sometimes he can be distracted but not always. Sometimes I just don’t have the energy to try to distract him. He will do it when I am sitting right next to him….over and over and louder and louder.
We cannot afford a nursing home, as his savings are all I have as well. I have been doing this almost non stop since I retired in 2019.
When asked why he does it he will say he “wants my attention” .