Hi everyone , my dad recently lost his ability to walk he has dementia and lives in a loving nursing home. He’s finished his physical therapy but still cannot walk safely on his own with a walker so now we push him in a wheel chair . I’ve asked the physical therapist there if it’s an unrealistic expectation that he will be able to walk on his own again with a walker like he used to and he said yes that it’s an unrealistic expectation. It’s very hard for me to see him like this. He’s lost weight, too. He’s taking ensure to get his weight back up. What’s upsetting to me is having him in bed all day. I’ve talked with the staff numerous times about asking him daily if he wants to be put in the wheelchair and he says no to them most of the time I know he says no because he’ll say no to me a couple of times and then I beg him to get in the wheelchair so that we can go outside and look at the fall leaves or do an activity and after begging he’ll get in the wheelchair. It’s gotten so upsetting for me to go see him that I have to strategically plan when I will see him because I know afterwards I will end up in tears and exhausted. Is this the beginning of the end ? I’m so frightened and so upset. I do everything in my power to keep him healthy and taken care of. Am I missing something? I just dunno what to do. My dad's name is Harry. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers .