How can our family handle my stubborn, cantankerous dad when he refuses to take his medication for depression or Alzheimer's?
Dad is becoming more difficult for us to deal with as he refuses to take medication for depression or Alzheimers.
He follows Mom around the house all day criticizing her when he isn't sleeping. He is getting to the point where he doesn't want to go anywhere and doesn't want Mom to leave the house even to walk the dog. He seems to cover up well with certain people but becomes agitated with my mother and sister who are around him the most. He goes to a VA(veteran's administration) doctor and denies that he is having any problems and gets mad when we "tell" on him. He gets mad when us kids who are in our 50's want to help he and Mom keep up the housework saying that he doesn't come to our house and tell us what 's wrong with our house and we shouldn't assume they want or need the help. Sometimes he jokes saying that he needs the exercise but does very little around the house. Any suggestions?