My father has been on his own for a number of years now. My brothers and I are all busy with our own families, work, and day to day life to spend enough time with him. We have been worrying about his overall happiness because he generally doesn't have anyone left. All of his friends have passed away or moved out of state. He has been developing memory an cognitive issues and I know it is worrying him. I just think having someone to talk with or a group to talk with would help. Does such a thing exist? If so, what are these groups called?
My loved one is always asking what day it is. Many times I will answer the question. After the 5th or 6th time it gets very frustrating. My question, is how do I handle this situation without getting frustrated? Often times I will try to distract or re-direct but she keeps coming back to the same question. Do I just need to get over it?