My dad is in a memory care home. The stress caused him to decline substantially in the last couple of months. He has both Alzheimers and vascular dementia and the doctor thinks he is having "micro-strokes" (there is a medical term for this that I don't remember) that is causing this "step-wise" decline.
He used to be confused with horrible short-term memory, but otherwise okay. Now he is obsessed with certain topics. One of them is that my mom is cheating on him. He angrily accuses her of this (they don't have any contact), non-stop, calling me over and over again every day. I am usually able to redirect him to something else but it is extremely stressful to me. His anxiety about everything is often high and I am the only one who can soothe him. This makes me feel tremendous pressure and I feel my own anxiety ramping up every time I see his number appear on my call display.
I just don't know how I'm going to handle it anymore.