My father (90) was diagnosed 2 years ago with short term memory loss/mild dementia. The dementia has steadily progressed, but my mother (86) refuses to accept it. She insists that it is just mild dementia and that he is just being stubborn and wants it his way. He not only has short term memory loss, but he now refuses to bath without a fight...always a standoff, can not shower by himself...she has to do it for him, constantly makes inappropriate sexual comments to women, refuses do simple walking or exercising as prescribed by his doctor...has had surgeries and is losing his mobility, needs help getting dressed, has lost interest in reading and watching television...just sits and sleeps, and gets extremely agitated swearing and saying very hurtful things when my mother tries to get him to cooperate. He was never like this before the onset of dementia. It's as though he's on a very slippery slope. My mother is exhausted and depressed...she does all of the care herself and will not get help. She still refuses to accept that this is the dementia progressing and get help...and she gets frustrated with me when I try to get her to see the reality. Her health is fragile and I don't want to lose her, too...Not sure what to do!