Caring for a Difficult Parent

I’m learning how to deal with a difficult parent, my dad.  I was feeling anxious and nervous.  I’ve learned I need another person in the same room with us otherwise it’s my word vs his.  Since I started that a few weeks ago I’ve been better.  He has a Dr appointment in a couple of weeks for a general assessment since he “graduated” from palliative care.  I’m trying to figure out why he’s so combative with my brother and I.  I care for Mom & Dad and my brother helps.  We also have caregivers (5 hours in the morning for Dad and 4 hours in the afternoon for Mom).  I can’t watch and care for both at the same time.  I tried and ended up with sciatic pain, sore muscles  general anxiety.  I wish I was a witty person then I might be able to diffuse the situation.  Any one else find something that works? 

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About desertturle

Anita Henson aka Winnie. A retired teacher, and caregiver for my loving parents, wife, and mother. Married to Greg "Tex" Henson.
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