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My father has refused an appointment with the Memory Clinic.He is 79 and his short term memory is really bad. He also refused an Adult Social Care assessment. He lives alone and has lost a huge amount of weight. He is not eating properly and not taking his medicaiton although blister packs have been provided to prompt him. I have written to his GP and they are aware of my concerns and it has been noted.
I am frankly worried he is becoming a danger to himself. Today I went round to prompt him to take his tablets and he said the microwave had stopped working - it was not plugged in. He is very confused and although we have a cleaner going in 2x a week to help, she says he is not eating as she is checking the fridge - he keeps telling me he has fish for dinner nightly. He gets quite aggressive when I try to tell him he needs help. He is also very depressed and is not leaving the flat. He had a heart scare back in March but as far as I can see his physical health is not too bad but his mental health is failing.
If he was diagnosed with dementia at the memory clinic he would be entitled to help.
Any ideas please or how did you cope if you were ina similar situation.
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