My father was placed in a care home 4 months ago. He was still walking then. He has a little bit of dementia, but is very stubborn and angry about being there. He was a life long alcoholic and also abused Vicodin. The NH where he is dried him out. Now Dad won't participate in activities, refuses to do physical therapy, and now won't get out of bed. He reads all day and refuses to do anything else. I try to explain to him that he needs to get up or soon his muscles will atrophy and he won't be able to walk. He can still stand using a walker and walk a few steps. I am frustrated and so is the staff of the NH. Dad has always been an angry and controlling person. He is 86, by the way. Do I just let him be? What would you do if you had to deal with this situation? I try to encourage him to get up, to try walking, to watch tv, to socialize with other residents. All he wants to do is read and block everything out. He doesn't get up to use the bathroom, just uses the depends like a diaper. I would appreciate any suggestions.