Dad has Parkinsons on the verge of stage 5 I believe so his mobility is limited. Whether he is sitting watching tv or in his bed, he will scratch any and all scabs he may have, on any part of his body he can still reach with his good arm/hand. It's like a tick or something. Just sits there and picks at them. He has one scab on the back of his ear that he's been picking for a year now so it never is able to heal properly. I'm on the verge of putting mittens on him so he can't scratch himself but don't want to emasculate him even further (wears diapers, have to use bed pads for incontinence etc). The last time he saw a therapist for a "review" by the VA, when he could still speak, doctor asked him if he was depressed and my dad replied "I'm wearing diapers, what do you think?" I know one of these days, something is going to get infected if I can't get him to stop.
Any tips would be appreciated.