My dad is 61 with a family history of heart disease. He's smoked since he was 13, has high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression. 5 years ago he decided to get healthy to watch his grandchildren grow up- quit smoking and started taking meds. He slowly quit caring about things he formerly loved but for the first year or so we thought it was from the Chantix he was given to quit smoking. He's slowly developed forgetfulness, lost all his patience and no longer has any regard for the things he once loved- family, friends, job. This past year he quit taking all his meds and started smoking again. He says inappropriate things, is scary forgetful, quick to anger and refuses to do anything besides work. I'm not giving up on him. He's been my best friend and been through more than I could survive yet he's always been positive, happy and uplifting until these past few years. I've talked to him, cried to him. His friends and coworkers are calling me to tell me their concerns and it sounds like he may be fired if he doesn't get his act straight. This from a man who took one sick day in 13 years and put in countless hours of unpaid overtime. My mom refuses to say anything to him because he starts screaming that she and everyone else are against him-I'd never heard him yell while growing up. My brother lives out of the area and doesn't see all of this. I've called the dr and he's very concerned but says there's nothing He can do unless I can get my dad to the clinic. There's so much more I could get in to but basically I just need to know if anyone has any creative ideas how to get him to the dr. I can drive him there but I know he'll refuse to get out of the truck. I'm scared, alone and don't know where else to turn.