I heard the CNA call my father and I went to check. His eyes were open, not blinking. He was totally unresponsive. Called 911. By the time he got to the ER he was responsive and answering questions. Doctor said it was a heart attack. Never had such a problem before. He will be in the hospital for a few days for testing. Mother had just come home from rehab a few days ago. Caring for such ill parents is a huge undertaking. He was in Hospice care and now has been removed because he is being treated. He can go back on Hospice once he comes back home. Has anyone dealt with a dementia patient who has had a heart attack? My father is 95 years old.

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I'm wondering what the testing is for. He is 95 years old. He has dementia. He has been on hospice care. If the testing results in recommendations for bypass surgery, for stent placement, for a pacemaker -- will he go ahead with such treatment? Or will he just return to hospice care? But, I guess that is not the main issue here.

I agree with Glad that caring for two very ill parents is extremely draining and stressful. And it is OK to back out of full responsibility for that care.
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It sounds like he might have had a TIA (transient ischemic attack) or a mini-stroke in his brain.

I agree about trying to care for two parents with major medical needs. This might be the perfect time to place your dad into a facility so you can manage your own life without going crazy with stress. When I had my dad in skilled nursing and mom in independent living, it just about killed me. Dad passed away after 3 months in skilled nursing. Between shuttling between the two places and keeping my mom's spirits up, I was exhausted. I can't imagine trying to handle them both at home.
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Demstress, it is very hard to care for both parents. I did for four years and realised I just couldn't do it any more. It is ok to say you can't and take care of yourself. Think this through very carefully to decide whether you still are willing to provide the care. And it is ok if you can't. Most of us reach that point.
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