A little background info, my dad had brain cancer 14 years ago. Since then, he's had problems (memory loss, hearing loss) but has still been able to do okay with help from my mom.
A lot of his quirks we tended to attribute to his hearing loss or memory loss or just plain getting older. But recently things got much worse and he started getting delusional and thinking he was hearing voices telling him they were going to kill him. It got really bad and my mom had to take him to the hospital. He's been in the psych ward for a week and will be there possibly a couple more weeks.
They believe he has dementia. He is only 57, but it could be happening earlier than normal possibly because of all the damage his brain had with cancer, radiation, etc. They don't see evidence of a tumor.
He is taking some meds now and we hope they will work to control his hallucinations/delusions. But the doctors are saying they think he will need 24/7 care after he leaves. My mom probably will not be able to take care of him anymore. She is looking into a small (8-9 residents) senior home (that more of a home like atmosphere than a nursing home) for him. I know it's NOT going to be a good situation though, my dad is going to want to go home, but I don't think it will be possible because of the meds he will be on and the fact that they think this dementia is only going to get worse as time goes on.
Please pray for him and for my mom, this is really rough on her as well, since she has to make the ultimate decisions for his care. I just want him to have a happy rest of his life.
Life is really throwing out some tough things right now. First losing Justin and now this heart breaking situation with my dad. I know God will give us the strength to deal with whatever we have to, it's just hard.