I am the primary caregiver to my 76 yr old father who’s had a couple of strokes. He has short term memory loss and is weak on his left side, other than that, he gets around pretty good. He is no longer able to live by himself or drive. I quit my job back in 2014 to stay home and care for him full time. His wife of 35 years couldn’t “handle the man he has become” and left him. Long story short...they are now divorced :) NOW...my issue.
My sister is my backup. She takes our father on the weekends and gives me a “break”.
Well, after almost 5 years of dealing with our dad in his condition, you would think she would have already gotten used to him asking the same things over and over AND OVER and she would accept the fact that he is diabetic and STOP TAKING HIM TO EAT CAKE on the weekends. That’s where her YOLO attitude comes in.
I think in her mind she says, he’s not going to live forever, so she lets him eat whatever he wants! And then doesn’t understand why his blood sugars are sooooo high!
I say something to her ALL THE TIME but it goes in one ear and out the other. ANY SUGGESTIONS????