Iím new to this forum so apologies if Iím not clear or tend to un load. My farther suffered a stroke late last year. He has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus and vascular dementia.
He is at home with his partner caring for him. We have arranged for a career to come in Monday Ė Friday for 3 hours a day. Which takes the ease off his partner.
She has been coping relatively well. I live quite a distance away so once a week I drive down and spend sometime with him.
We are learning on our feet as to how to care for someone with dementia.
He is not accepting there is a problem so heís not taking on board a lot of the advice from doctors / social services. From the stroke he is immobile so canít really travel any distance.
One of the biggest issues we have hit recently is his urinary incontinence. I believe this is common with hydrocephalus, but is it also common with dementia? Anyone hit a similar problem? Any advice on how to get him to accept this and other issues? I understand he finds it hard to deal with the reality but his partner is struggling with this issue. Iím not sure if he is forgetting this is an issue or if heís not able to face up to it.
Any advice much appreciated.