My FIL has stopped talking when the caregivers help him to get up, sleep or go to bed and toileting. Probably also no talking in the weekly shower either.
I am wondering why is this the case? Is it due to stress of toileting or embarrassment or due to lack of the words to say? He cannot say hi or thank you. He can say hello hello if the caregiver left him alone for 1 second in the middle of helping him. He is only motivated to talk.
However, when he had a good mood for breakfast, he talked about the oatmeal saying the spoon is very good and he can do anything about it???
Is this because of stress? He is talking passively now. I just wonder why is the toileting or dressing process so hard that he has to stop talking? He only makes some "Ah" sounds if something is too cold or not pleasant during the process.
If my husband asked him questions later in the living area, he still could say something simple. My FIL said nothing to us as well when they prepared him to go to bed and etc. He was so quiet!!
Apparently he is stopping talking but why is the toileting so bad that he has to stop talking? Maybe I am just picking, but he stopped talking when they did the toileting.