Caregiver - Stroke Need Assistant ASAP
My dad suffered a stroke 4 years ago. He received the clot buster during his stroke which ultimately saved his life. Looking at him, and talking to him sometimes you would never know he had a stroke. He has progressively gotten worse with the symptoms below over the last 4 years. Family and friends don’t want to be around him, we can’t bring the grandkids around, cant bring him into public due to what he may say or do, and everyone walks on egg shells when we are around him. I am not sure how much more my mom can handle as she is the primary caregiver for him, and she has to deal with a lot of items that I am listing below.
Cant have a conversation without him complaining
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
No Filter – Everything he thinks comes out of his mouth without any thought
Weight up and down
Lack of intimacy
He has doesn’t like his neurologist, and I am not sure why. My mom doesn’t want to have him on any meds or commit him in anyway. She just told me that she is not sure how much more she can take.
My dad also struggles with B12 deficiency and also notherapy (sp) on top of everything. He doesn’t take his B12 shots like he should and also doesn’t see the doctor about it. Not sure if he is taking his meds to make sure he doesn’t have a stroke again. I feel like he is a ticking time bomb at multiple levels. The doctor said that he had multiple mini strokes before he had the major one that required the clot buster drug. He has tried an antidepressant that was a vitamin I believe, but not sure what is was. It defiantly did nothing.
I could go on and on and give 4 years of examples on everything I have listed below, but this would be over 20 pages long. I am asking for help ASAP because the issues are getting close to everyday and I know my mom doesn’t deserve this neither does he. Please help ASAP I am stuck on what to do next and who to take him to. This may be a scenario that is an ultimatum from my mom to my day to get some help. Not sure that is the best way to help the two of them.
Please feel free to give any feedback possible. Thank you for letting me ask for help