My father-in-law was diagnosed in March with both neurological diseases and I feel like his kids don't quite understand the ramifications of these diagnoses. I've been living with him for 10 days now and my compassion has gone WAY up as I think I have a better understanding of his diseases.
BTW-After 10 days, I'm exhausted with the level of attention he needs. It's been eye-opening to say the least.
What is the best book I could read and recommend his kids read to better understand what's happening to him?
His children lose patients with him because he doesn't exercise. They seem to blame him for his current physical state. I'm realizing - he can't. He can't walk very far, very fast, very steady. He doesn't seem to have any muscle tone. He eats very little. His stomach is upset often. He worries constantly. He's hard to hear - soft voice and can't project any more. He gets confused occasionally about details - past or present.
(On top of this he is a retired physician so I think it's a little tougher for him as he is familiar with the realities. He was almost 80 when he retired - he is now 82.)