No medication seems to help longterm. He has open sores on both arms and now on his belly. I have tried bandaids, compression bandages, gloves. I don't want to nag him, but I don't want to leave him by himself either, but I have to leave the room. Zoloft made him a zombie, so we stopped that.
I put a cardboard "screen" between us as we watch TV, but I know he is harming himself while he watches TV. I am afraid of infection (he is also diabetic and legally blind) but I am also embarrassed when he scratches in front of other people. It looks like he has bugs and it is very unappetizing and distracting.
A nursing home isn't a viable solution. I am thinking of rearranging our home so he will have a bed, recliner, TV, bathroom behind closed doors. That of course would isolate both of us. What can I do?