He does not return phone calls, cancels plans to visit his children and grandchildren, and lost all interest in what once brought him joy. His father passed away within the past 6 months, for whom he was the caregiver. My father has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, he is overweight, does not exercise, does not watch his diet and consumes too much alcohol. His depression increased once he retired 5 years ago. His wife has tried desperately to get him active, help him exercise and eat right. She has tried to get him involved in anything that may be of interest to him, yet he finds nothing interesting anymore. He has lost his passion for life. The man that was once my father is no longer there. He man who I thought would be the grandfather to my children is not there, either. I am at a loss as to how to reach him when he will not answer the phone and cancels all plans we make (we live an hour from each other.) His wife is becoming frustrated and seems ready to give up waiting for him to live life again. Any suggestions from anyone out there?