My dad has been diagnosed with severe OCD in his later life around 50. He was always a worrier but as he aged he’s had bouts of severe symptoms of the illness. He is now 70 and going through a bad time with the illness. He is able to eat, bathe on his own, but myself and my mom don’t leave him alone because his OCD has limited his ability to function independently. We don’t let him go for walks because he will walk into street. If we let him go by himself into a store he might get confused and not find his way back, He has intrusive thoughts that are very debilitating. He looks for reassurance constantly it drives us mad. He believes he’s going to dr all the time, when there are no appointments, he just doesn’t believe us. Of course he is taking a new antidepressant that he started, a few months ago but the dr say it’s takes months for it to work. I guess his illness would be more manageable for us if he stopped repeating and looking for reassurance. Do any of you have tips or experience with someone who repeats and look for reassurance? It is so difficult because no matter how much we reasssure him or provide evidence to the contrary he comes up with something to refute it. At the end of the day myself and my mom are so exhausted, I just cry.