I care for both my elderly parents. Recently we received the news that my dad's only living sibling passed away in Italy. I am not sure how to break the news to him since he’s been very emotional and anxious lately. My mom has been dealing with a very delicate health issue and she’s been in and out of the hospital. This has caused a lot of stress for my dad.
I was talking to his doctor and she believes he’s at the beginning stages of dementia. Besides this condition, he’s in fairly good health.
Some people told me I should avoid him the grief and not say anything at all. However, I do feel an obligation to tell him and besides my uncle will be coming to Florida soon to spend some time with us. Obviously he will be coming alone!
My aunt was very close to us and I know my dad will not take the news well... Does anyone have any suggestions for me?