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Paranoia and Anger
My dad was just diagnosed with ES, but we've known it for a while. My mom died in January 2019 after a 16 year battle with dementia. Since then, Dad has gone down hill very quickly. He has become paranoid, thinking that my siblings and I are all out to get his money. He thinks we're making up medical issues and getting doctors to go along so we can put him in a home and take everything he has.
Today, he even accused us of letting the air out of one of his tires. He said we did it to "mess with my head and make me think I'm crazy." (Note: I try not to let him drive, but sometimes he leaves before I can stop him. He refuses to give up his keys. He is still drives well enough, but I worry that he will forget how to get back home.)
He got angry at me just now and threw an onion on the floor. He cut into said onion and it had black all around the outer rings. I told him not to use it, to get another onion. He said he would just cut off the black part. I said, no, because the black is all through it, cutting off the blackest part isn't going to get rid of all of the bad part. He threw the onion on the floor and yelled at me to leave him alone. My sister stepped in and assured him that the black onion was not safe to eat and gave him a different one. He said, "I'm sorry I'm not perfect like 'someone'," and walked out of the kitchen.
He's always been the angry sort, but never anything remotely this bad. How do you handle this type of thing? I'm completely at a loss.