Hi all! I am new to this site, from what I have been reading this is a good place for me to be! My father has AD, he has been getting worse and worse now for about 4 years! He just turned 60! A phone call from my sister (and my dad's guardian) this morning has provoked me to write if anyone else has problems like these. 4 days ago caregivers were hired to help out for a couple hours a day, as she cannot be there all day with him. Right away the problems started! He has been getting progressivly meaner and more spiteful to us all these past months, but for these ladies he has been the Worse! He will not eat ANY of the food they cook, will not wash up and I think that because he WANTS to make them leave him alone so bad that he is lashing out in every way that he can think of! He is verbally abusive and mean to them. Yesterday he peed right in the middle of the living room floor. Most disturbing to me is his new thing of pooping on the floor and then smearing it into the floor and all over the walls of the house. He giggles about how the ladies are going to have to clean it up to my sister, but it is not them that has to do it, it is her. She has tried to explain this to dad, but he is not listening. I have been sick with the flu for 3 days and cannot go over there in this shape. I want to go over there and yell at him for acting this way, but I know that will do no good! It seems that within this past month he has been more like the bratty-child than like a sick father! I feel guilty for leaving her to deal with this alone, but do not know what to do........ Anyone else feel this way or have these problems?
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