My dad denies it. My mom told many of her close friends that he was declining rapidly and she was very concerned. Now, a year after her death, I am moving in with him temporarily and am very concerned myself how bad it really is. He denies everything and he's not taking care of himself because mom's gone. He's already an aggressive person--quick to anger and yell--and I just don't know what steps to take to help him without overstepping the boundary. If he's as bad as she said he was, then I'm potentially walking into a scenario I'm completely not prepared for. He recently told both my sister and me that his memory was getting worse and it was scary and that he needed some help. The next time I saw him, I asked him about it and suggested going to the doctor with him to figure it out and he said he had just overreacted and that everyone's memory declines with age, which is true but, this is a classic sign of denial from everything I've been reading.
And if this is as bad as that, how do I take care of someone who denies it so vehemently??