I know this is a silly question, but in the last couple of weeks, my Dad has been complaining about itching excessively. I haven't noticed a rash or anything, and we have changed his body wash a couple of times. Most recently we started using Baby Wash. We also use "free" laundry detergent and fabric softener. I'm not sure what else I can do to alleviate the itching.
Of course, with the dementia, he's "stuck" on this topic and repeats it ad nauseum. Could he possibly be imagining the itching? Is there anything I can do to get him "unstuck"?
He's also been claiming that his gray sneakers are missing. Dad has NEVER owned a pair of gray sneakers, so I'm not sure where this is coming from. I just try to divert him by saying we can get him a new pair or telling him they will turn up. He's stuck on this topic as well, and he seems sooo concerned about it to the point of agitation.
Is there anything I can do to divert his attention? I know he can't help it, but I don't know how many more times I can repeat the same thing over and over again. I try to be patient, but it gets annoying after a while.