I am caring for my 90 year old father at home. He is getting very frail, but can still just about manage to wash and dress himself although doing this leaves him exhausted.
He spends most of the day dozing and watching TV and only really wakes briefly to eat or drink anything I bring him. Often I have to remind him several times to eat or drink the things I serve him. He doesn't have dementia or anything and isn't actually on any meds. He says he is exhausted. Sometimes he is very short of breath and gets anxious about this.
Up until a month ago he went out but now he doesn't want to leave his chair so the only exercise he gets is walking to the toilet and to his chair/bed.
I am really struggling with the situation and the atmosphere of constantly being around someone who thinks he's dying and wonder how others deal with this.