Hi all, I have some more questions. I have read old threads here that explain about the elderly "seeing" little kids that aren't there, and this can be a UTI, which Im going to have my grandfather checked for. But he also dreams about the kids, mainly a little girl who is extremely frequent. He talks in his sleep, so I hear him as well he as "sees" her during the day. Then he claims hes not talking in his sleep that hes talking aloud because he has no one to talk to ( we are there). Ideas? Can the home nurse test his urine or does he have to go in to the DR?
(Also, since he is blind I have also read of the Charles Bonnet syndrome.. so Im taking this in account because hes had some issues of little bugs , flying things as well as shadows..people.. etc. )
2nd question... hes having more trouble walking around so are there caregivers that come to the home for someone who sometimes or all the time cant walk? I know they do, but I mean can a regular caregiver or CNA handle his issues?( besides an agency) How do I figure out what new items he needs once this happens? He already has the man urinal and a "pan" for the other. Transporting to the shower, he would need help to "slide" him on the seat correct? He will have to have a male caregiver if he does because I am not sure how much longer I can try to lift him. He does shower on his own, but its getting harder for him. Is there a way this can be done at his home? I know you all said he should be in a NH but.. he is still of sound mind and the Drs said yes, he needs some one with him all the time..but he is still of sound mind. So forcing him to a NH wont work. So as long as he agrees for help at home.. which he sorta is.. me and that caregiver twice a week.. hes ok at home.
Sorry so long!!!!!!!!!!!