My dad lost his wife (my mom) and first born (my older sister) in 2012. It's been a very painful 2 years as my brother (30) and I (37) try to pick up the pieces and care for our father. Since their deaths, he's been in the hospital 3 times--mainly because of "failure to thrive" situations and this last time landed him in Assisted Living. He never leaves the room and is so horribly depressed that it takes it's toll on his physical health. He had no dementia but is so isolated (his choice), refuses therapy or anti-depressants...oh, and he's a physician so no one can advise him. My brother and I visit 3 times a week and try to encourage him but he shuts us down or gets angry. I'm not afraid to fight for him but I am just exhausted and out of ideas. He wants no one to visit and doesn't try to change his situation. He keeps losing weight and is seeming to deteriorate...does any one else have this type of situation?