My 87 year old mother has dementia and has suffered from depression, and worries about EVERYTHING, even though she lives at home with me and is well taken cared of by family. I feel she gave up the will to live life years ago. Doesn't want to do anything, doesn't want to go anywhere. Refuses to go to the Senior Citizen Center even if I accompany her. She wants no part of socializing with people she doesn't know. She has been on various antidepressant medication that haven't seemed to make a difference. She is still very capable, physically of being active. When I can convince her to take a walk with me she can walk approx. 3/4 mile without any difficulty. I have tried to explain the importance of staying active and how lucky she is that she is still very mobile. She always agrees but will not do anything without constant coaxing. It is so very frustrating and exhausting trying to encourage her to do anything. She prefers to sit in a chair and stare. She has no hobbies she likes. I have tried giving her a movie or something to watch on a laptop and most of the time she loses interest. All her meals are prepared for her and she eats pretty well. But I feel like I am beating my head against the wall trying to keep her active and interested in life and not fall into the abyss of this dreadful disease. Bless you all for any advice.