My grandpa is an extremely stubborn man. Currently he is only “showering” by using a bar of soap in his sink. He scalp is covered in some sort of seborrhea or psoriasis...there are these spots where there’s like scabs? Some of them even bleed. He won’t listen to me or my parents. My dad is the one who can normally reason with him but it’s just not working. We don’t go see their doctor for quite some time. He used to be very lively, intelligent, and clean but this past year he suffered a major stroke.
I just don’t know what to do at this point. He can’t remember anything. He lies about eating (all he will finish is strawberry ice cream and yogurt) because he thinks everything tastes bad. He will ask you the same question and tell you the same stories a hundred times in a day. All of these things I can deal with! But seeing his head broke out in sores is deeply concerning and I could really use some advice.
We tried an at home aide but that went badly. He’s very stubborn and prideful nowadays. It’s understandable, but I wish I could get him to listen so I could help him. At this point I’m not sure he’d even listen to his doctor because he has refused to before.