My dad isn't right
My mom is 76 and my dad is 81 and are both living on their own. I'm the only child, so I feel that everything that affects them is up to me to try to sort out. I hadn't been out to see my parents for a couple weeks because of them being sick and me being sick, so I don't know if his illness was the trigger for how he is or he's been getting like this and I just didn't see it. A few days ago when I was at my parents' place, my dad told me that someone just broke into his house and stole some things of his.
When my mom and I had a chance to be alone, she told me (and I suspected) that he doesn't know what he's talking about. He imagines that this friend of theirs came into their house and stole these things. My mom said that my dad also is accusing her of having an affair with a friend of his, which of course she isn't.
I don't know if he's just saying this to get a reaction out of us or if he could <get out of control>. I don't know what else could be causing my dads' irrationality besides Alzheimer's/dementia.
I don't what to do, and I'm not sure what to tell my mom. I've been calling her every day now just so that she doesn't feel so alone. I asked her if I should let my dad's sister know about this, but my mom said no. I'm concerned about all of this.
Last edited by Administrator; 02-05-2013 at 07:17 PM.