How can I convince my father (67) he needs to move to assisted living because of his progressing dementia?

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He was diagnosed 2.5 yrs ago and lives at home alone. He's also been going through cancer treatments, 4 surgeries and radiation, with one more surgery on the way. It's taken a toll on him physically and mentally. This week he suffered another mini stroke and groped a female care taker. I just don't know how to get him in a facility where he can get the 24/7 care he needs. He's mean and aggressive and says he can do whatever he wants. Not reasonable to say the least. I really need advice. Thanks so much!

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"You CAN'T convince dementia patients of anything", that should say
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I'm so sorry you and your dad are going through such a hard situation right now!

You convince dementia patients of anything, in my experience. You can say " now it's time to...." or " the doctor says you need to.......". Don't know of either of those will work.

First off, I would get him an appointment with a geriatric psychiatrist. A demented brain is a broken brain, and often the right med or meds can calm some of the agitation and anxiety that seem to accompany dementia.
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