There are probably few things in life more heartbreaking than watching a parent experience the challenge of dementia. You are not only dealing with its effect on you and your family, but you’re also faced with how to best care for your loved one. Having two parents with dementia can be overwhelming, particularly if they are resistant to discussing care options.
If you haven’t already done so, the first thing to do is see a doctor. If a physician’s assessment shows some possible dementia or progression of dementia, it’s important to make an appointment with a neurologist to determine if, in fact, they have dementia or if their condition is simply a symptom of an unrelated health problem. If the latter, they may have an illness that is treatable and the dementia may improve or disappear entirely.