He lives with me and I am the primary caregiver. I supervise his hygiene closely. We have recently added wellbutrin and lorizapam to his daily medications. Could that be the cause?
Also, he is obsessed, to the point of waking up several times a night, with going to work. He retired in 1985. He will get up and get dressed and insist until I assure him it is the middle of the night. I just ordered a bed alarm. He also obsesses about going to get his things from his travel trailor to bring home and he hasn't had a travel trailer for 10 years. I realize these things were fond memories but he just won't let it go. Any ideas? I generally tell him we will take care of it tomorrow and, if he remembers it, I try another excuse.
I feel we are in the final stages of dementia. He knows the family but does not know where he is and I have lived in the same house for 20 years. He has been here for 3. Many nights nothing looks familiar. I pray for patience every night and all day long. It works most of the time, but don't know how much longer I can go. My plans are to contact our insurance company to begin home health care. His doctor has not been helpful and simply suggests we put him in a facility. Not a choice as long as he is mobile and knows who we are.