Posted 4/20/2005 12:52 PM (GMT -6)
Thanks Snowy and Lyn:
Wow, I'm glad I didn't ask the doc about the anxiety meds . . . it is an HMO and I'm not always real sure of their competence because of some other things that have happened with mom and dad's medical care.
Good suggestions Lyn . . . the time and watch thing used to work, but now he pretends he can read his watch (it's even upside down sometimes). The reason I try to take him out is to kill some time as he gets anxious for my mom to return. I can spend about 3 hours and he's ok, but then we run into the anxiety thing. Mom is going away with friends from the Senior Center for an outing and will be gone from 7:30 am until about 4 and I'm trying to figure out how best to keep Dad from feeling so anxious. I think the anxiety will come and go and might just last for 15 minutes at a time. I'll just plan some activities or bring some things "I need help with".
Thanks so much for your help. I do appreciate it.