My Dad has been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, told he needs to get his legal things in line, and he should live in a place with other people and socialize.
I've taken charge of his finances and have POA, his legal things are done, except for the medical POA. He lives alone, sits in his chair most of the day, and almost every three weeks or so calls to tell me he wants his checkbooks back, needs money to do various non-emergent things, and can't figure out why I'm the only one telling him he has memory issues.
We get into it and he starts throwing out accusations or asks things I start to explain. When he doesn't like what he hears he interrupts and then insists he lived all his life with no issues and now that he is 84 (really 85) he can't handle himself. He told me he doesn't like being treated like a vegetable. I told him if he was being treated like a vegetable he would have a feeding tube and be in a bed. Just lose my cool and then tell him details about being overdrawn, forgetting to pay bills and getting late fees, etc.
Tonight he called back and apologized for ruining my night because he ruined his too. Said maybe he is just tired of being cooped up. He has a farm, goes out and feeds the chickens, drives to eat out and now wants to go to the doctor by himself to challenge the diagnosis. Told me if he needed help he will get a lawyer.
Just wonder what flared him up this time. How do I keep my sanity when he does this type think every so many weeks?