My husband and I just moved my 80 year-old dad from Texas (where he has lived most of his life and alone for the past 30+ years) to live with us in Florida due to his recent diagnosis of Stage III Vascular Dementia. He was always very stubborn and independent and up until he began to really notice himself that he was having issues, was staunchly against moving her and most of all, moving in with his adult children. Between my younger sister and I (who will be moving here with her family as well), along with my husband, we feel we can continue to care for him and perhaps give him a better quality of life than he was previously living in the small travel trailer he called home. The doctor warned us that he would decline with the move but to see him sleeping so long each and every day has me concerned. His typical day has always started at around 4 a.m. when he would arise, drink a pot of coffee and cook himself breakfast, all before sunrise. Then he would get out and walk anywhere from 3-7 miles along the country road he'd lived on the past 16 years. He's visited us before and walked our neighborhood with no problem but now it seems he has lost his desire to get up early and get going. I work during the day and have a friend coming over mid-afternoon to "walk the dogs" and while there, visit with him and check on him for me - I'm hoping that will help him break up the day. But it seems once he gets up and dressed, all he does is sit in the recliner and watch TV and doze most all of the time. We only got home with him 6 days ago and I'm hoping things will improve as the doctor said they would after his first month. I know there were a lot of changes for him to process; the sale of his trailer, sale of his truck (and therefore loss of his driving - shouldn't have been driving anyway), and an entirely new state, home, routine, surroundings, etc. It's just so hard seeing the decline right now. He is indeed much better off with us as the climate suits him better and the scenery and lack of strong winds seem to make him somewhat happy to be away from; I just hope we didn't make a mistake by making so many changes at one time. Anyone have similar experiences they can share with positive outcome?