My dad is 83 yrs. Old. He developed short term memory loss a few years ago which is now getting worse. He has no social life ( however he neber really was a social person) but what i am wondering about is he doesn't practice daily hygiene anymor it is like pulling teeth to get him to take a shower. Is there an underlying problem we should be aware of? In reality he should be in nursing home but can't afford it. That and we told him long ago we wouldn't do that to him. There's lots more going on but will keep at this for now as i am new to this site.