Well, today was further confirmation that it is definitely time to move Dad to full assisted living before he hurts himself or someone else. - The combination of his ailments has proven to be problematic. Try getting an almost completely blind man with dementia to manage oxygen. It's been a challenge to say the least. - I was able to get him to stop attempting to iron by "accidentally" breaking his industrial steam presser a few months ago. Whenever he asks about it, I simply change the subject and he normally forgets. However, he's insistent on trying to maintain his laundry. Not only is it hard for him to walk down the hall to get to the washer and dryer (thanks to his COPD), but he can't see to work the machines, so he often misuses temperatures and sets timers leaving a damp, stinky mess which I have to redo when he's not home. In addition, he completely irritates the other residents because he will only place two or three items in the washer and use a full tub of water. He will then forget his items are in the laundry and takes up machines other residents could be using for hours-only to become upset when residents out his laundry to the side so they can do their own laundry. - The IL facility did turn off the stove in his room and we depend on the microwave. However, today Daddy attempted to reheat some leftovers. Thankfully, I came into the room as he was placing the entire plate (FOIL and all) in the microwave!!! I was horrified!!! What if I had not have come when I did? Daddy has several oxygen tanks and a concentrator mere steps from his kitchen. This could have been tragic!!!! - I've tried to gently explain to Daddy that there are things that we (the IL staff and I) are happy to help with, but he INSISTS on trying to do things himself. Is this dementia denial or is he just being stubborn? I would love to use this as reinforcement that Assisted Living is the best option, but whenever I try to explain these things, he becomes combative and complains that I'm treating him like an invalid or a "cripple". What should I do?