I moved my dad and his wife closer to me. They have been independent all their lives, so I figured once I got them here, in a safe, clean place near all the essential goods and services, they'd be able to function much more easily.
It's been a month now and they're both...becoming more and more helpless every day. It's gone from exhausting to utterly frustrating. It's like they've both collapsed!
Example: a month ago, in their previous home, they were able to get to the nearest grocery store 30 minutes away, cook their own food, make their own doctor's appointments, get to the toilet. Now, none of that is happening anymore, even though the store is literally 5 minutes away. My dad wants to pee in a bottle so he doesn't have to walk 15' to the bathroom! OMG.
I am losing sleep, losing patience and losing my desire to help them at all. Any guesses why this sudden abandonment of all functionality is happening? Suggestions?