My 90 year old father continually tells us - and his friends, that "he is bored." Any suggestions?
My father lives alone and wants to remain living at home - he does not want to move into a retirement village or into care. He is very frail and has some mild confusion and memory issues at times. Lately he complains about being "bored" constantly despite having a daily program of going out into the community for meals and drives and regular dinner outings with carers we have employed and with us, (his children). I have tried to give him things to do when he says he is bored - but he declines almost everything I put in front of him or suggest and he cannot tell me what he wants to do. Now I am hearing from his friends "your father is bored.".Not sure how to respond to this - as we have filled every day with activities. He declines to socialise with other people of his age in day programs (which we thought would be a good idea), as he says "they are old."