It is a lot more than we can manage right now, even though we have a nurse who comes by Dad’s place and provide him with senior in home care in nassau county ny. That has been going on for almost three years now and he is not even happy about that. In fact he is upset that we took the coil off of his the old Chevy Nova that he used to drive. The car is pretty nasty now as it has been sitting in the same spot under a sweet gum tree that has covered it in black resin or whatever that stuff is that they spew out. Of course he could probably drive just fine if you cleared the roads off and made sure that no other drivers were around to get out of his way. That obviously is not a practical idea in any sense, but you could see how he would think that he could drive just fine. He does drive just fine for the most part, but then he loses his focus and strays on to the shoulder or across the center line into the other lane.
Until the last couple of weeks it seemed as though the status quo would be okay with all of us, but it just is not working out that way. We have noticed that there are now some unmistakable hints that Dad has entered the early stages of dementia and he is going to need to be monitored by professionals around the clock. It is just very difficult to imagine how he could take care of himself while he is incapable of remembering simple things. That just is not a possible outcome at this point, although no one wants to face up to it. He will not go gently.