My father, who has early symptoms of Dementia, has been complaining of a scratchy/soar throat and chills in the afternoon for over two months. We have been to the doctor three times, have gone through a course of antibiotics, lung x-ray (clear), zyrtec (for post nasal drip) and an inhaler (to increase oxygen levels) and he is STILL complaining of the symptoms. He does not recall how long he has been complaining of the symptoms, so when we remind him , he is surprised. He thinks that he has just been sick for the last week. I am starting to think this "sickness" is in his head, or that he uses being "sick" to get out of doing things (as he is very comfortable at home in front of a show). Anyone else have a parent who has gone through this? Suggestions on how to deal with it as going to the doctor every week with the same issues is a bit exhausting. Would love to figure it out. Thanks!