My 91 year old father lives with me and he has become very dehydrated. The doctor told him he must drink 8 glasses of water a day. My father did this for 1 day and now refuses to drink that much water any more. He will have water when he takes his pills in the morning and the evening and maybe a few sips during the day to add up to about 16 ounces of water a day. His stools are all watery and I am afraid he is losing all his water. I can't make him drink. Can I be responsible for elder neglect by just letting this go? I don't know what to do.