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dad has insight and is very distressed.

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by kitty62, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. kitty62

    kitty62 Registered User

    Oct 29, 2015
    3
    my dad has lewy body dementia which is progressing quickly. he is worse at night, unable to sleep, wandering, looking for people or items and getting very angry.
    he tells us to leave as he doesn't believe we live there and gets very distressed.this can go on for hours.
    In the morning, he knows somethings happened and he's the cause.
    The worst thing is, he tells me he's terrified!!
    I don't know what to do?
     
  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,206
    Merseyside
    Welcome to TP :)

    I'd contact the GP as first point of call.
     
  3. kitty62

    kitty62 Registered User

    Oct 29, 2015
    3
    thankyou cat27.
    managed to get an appt with his consultant tomorrow and hopefully sort something out for him.
    i can cope with a lot of aspects of his dementia but feel at a loss when I can see how much it distresses him.
    I feel it would be "easier" if he didn't realise.:(
     
  4. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,206
    Merseyside
    I hope the appointment goes well. It so upsetting watching & feeling helpless.
    Please keep posting here as you'll get lots of help & support.
     

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