Hi everyone. My dad is in his early 80’s and has Parkinson's. He lives with my mum who tries her best to care for him, but it’s really taking its toll. He is often apathetic and unwilling to do anything to help himself or others. Nothing sinks in. I know this is a symptom if the disease, but I’m just wondering if anyone has any advice or tactics on getting him to respond?
The two big issues are his refusal to have a daytime nap (which has proven to be hugely beneficial on the occasions he has done it) and his obsession with paperwork (I know there are worse things to obsess about but it’s just taking up most of his time and the paperwork itself doesn’t make any sense or have any use!)
Also… do you think that video recording him when he is at his worst and showing him when he is at his best would be helpful, or maybe make him feel depressed? (He doesn’t have any depression symptoms)
Thanks for any advice! I gave my mum the help-line number to call if she needs someone outside the family to talk to.