My father has recently entered a nursing home. He has been for some time now obsessed with his bowel movements, mainly constipation. He suffers anxiety which has lessened since entering the facility. However he is obsessed daily with his bowel movements. If he goes first thing in a morning we all have a good day, but if not he is a nervous wreck. He is medicated for it, but sometimes asks for too much and then is the the other way. He will discuss it with everyone even if they're just delivering his cup of tea. I am not embarrassed by this but am concerned that it is off putting for others and that people will start avoiding him and not caring about him. I have asked him not to discuss it with everyone, however, he continues to. The doctor believes there is nothing wrong with him medically in this department and that he is simply obsessed. We are making arrangements for him to be seen by a mental health professional. I would be greatful for your input this is wearing me down I left the facility in tears yesterday. I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to help him.