My father-in-law is in end stage of copd and recieves hospice care a few times a week.
He has always been difficult, argumenatative and passive-aggressive. I also know that people with copd are some of the most difficult people to care for because of the constant struggle to breathe.
He acts as if he does not trust my husband and I when it comes to meds. He honestly thought morphine was imbalming fluid and that I was trying to kill him.
After almost a year of constant struggle with him, to even get him to take the prescribed meds. correctly, he has finally ( for now at least ), accepted the meds.
The main problem I am having are his out bursts and complete lack of respect for me. When he yells at me or says something disrepspectful, I very calmly tell him that if he cannot respect me, that I can no longer help him. Of course he ALWAYS denies anything has taken place. There was one occurance, where I thought he was going to hit me.
How can I work through issues with him, when he is in complete denial?