After years of trying to get him go to the doctor my dad was diagnosed with advanced dementia. In April the doctor said he will likely need assisted-living by the summer. The family including him talked about it and he agreed to go into the assisted living center near my house and at least try it for three months. Part of the issue was he was unable to remember to take his medication and we were hoping getting the medication consistently would be helpful. He begrudgingly agreed to do three months. When we began the process he would periodically freak out. Even though he originally picked out a 2 Bedroom Apartment at the senior living center every time he went back to look at it he forgot he had been there before and would get Really angry saying it’s like a prison why are we doing this to him etc. By the time moving in happened he had deteriorated even more. He’s been in there less than two weeks and is so depressed. He absolutely hates it there and wants to move back to his house but literally can’t carry out the smallest tasks anymore. He’s blaming it on the upheaval and I wonder if that could be part of it? Ultimately the issues he was having living at home were manageable if we were to get someone to go to his house and make sure he takes his medication and check on him. It’s just that we had all decided together because of what we know is to come he would move closer to us into the living center that is able to provide different levels of care And we moved forward with that. He has a driving test next week and he will lose his license. There’s a lot of underlying issues that deal with him being triggered with childhood trauma based on living in a facility like that. Within the first week he was absolutely miserable And depressed. One day he said he feels comfortable there and he likes it the next day he is absolutely irate and going downstairs asking the front desk how long is he there for and when can he leave etc. Even though it’s just a senior living facility and they bring you three meals a day snacks and just help him take his medication. I don’t know how to help him understand what’s going on and the reality is that if he really wants to leave there’s nothing we can do to stop him. The reality also is that he lacks the ability to do it. Any insight would be incredibly helpful. Thank you!