Can my Dad live alone? At least for a month?
My Dad has diagnosed dementia. He is not diagnosed, he went to the doctor once and he said " That Chinese guy says I may have Alzheimer's. How dare he say that to me!"
He is pretty bad off speech wise and forgetful but since his cancer treatments he has gone into full blown delusions.
The doc says it is not the treatments (immunotherapy) that it is just a coincidence.
He eats and cleans and appears bathed and groomed but he thinks he is working at an ad agency and that he gets standing ovations and etc. He called 911 because he thought the people from twitter were after him and he got lost last week and they took him to the precinct.
He refuses to acknowledge he has a problem, does not want to go to alf or live with me. Any kind of assistance is seen as a threat to his independence and that we are after his money.
I dread having adult services come in and evaluate him but after reading some posts here I think I may be able to.
What I really dread is putting him in memory care which is a locked 300 square foot studio. If it was a full size apartment locked, MAYBE I could deal with that idea.
I just do not know what to do. He won't accept a nurse or anything he is so, so difficult. All his selfishness, paranoia and lashing out at others is 100 times magnified by the dementia.
Do memory care units (locked) ever have full sized apartments instead of a studio?