My father is 78 has COPD, diabetes, and dementia. He has stopped taking all medications and doesn’t sleep on BPAP machine and doesn’t use nebulizer either. He has been refusing to eat and bathe. He has told himself that he doesn’t have any money for medicine and the government is watching him day and night. He thinks people are trying to kill him and they want to arrest him for reasons that vary. If he calls an ambulance once he gets to hospital he refuses services and is not considered a danger to himself because it’s not against the law to choose not to take care of himself. Tried to get an involuntary mental evaluation warrant from the county judges office but they turned it down. He is being tortured by all of the things he believes. I don’t know where to go next.
i can understand your concern. i guess, the dementia and other associated neurological issues at this age are causing these complaints.. he should be taking drugs to calm himself and the brain down. for this he will need a proper counsellor who could do the job.
he needs to be motivated for getting checked and to take proper medicines. and i dont think anybody else ,other than a professional counsellor can do it.
THIS IS A LATE STAGE OF DEMENTIA. IN THESE CASES THE BRAIN CELLS UNDERGO A FEW IRREVERSIBLE CHANGES IN THEIR CHEMICAL CONSTITUTION RESULTING IN SUCH WIERD SYMPTOMS.
THESE CHANGES ARE HARD TO OVERCOME BY MEDICINES. A PSYCHIATRIST MAY HELP SOLVING THE ISSUE