“I’m here for you, Dad. We will get through this together. The nice, hot shower will be over before you know it.”
“Dad, I know you’re frustrated that you can’t remember the date today. This must be hard for you.”
“I am sorry that I upset you,” or “I didn’t mean to upset you; I was just trying to help.”
“Hey, I’ve gotten pretty good at making the bed. Let me help you out.”
“I can see you are uncomfortable in that sweater. Let me get you a different one.”
“Do you want to brush your teeth first or wash your face?
“Mom, once you are done in the bathroom, I will get you some hot tea before bed”