My dad is in mental decline but not yet demented. He has always been very lazy. Now nearly 88 years old, he resents not having the body he had at age 70. He has so many reasons to be grateful. When Mom died, he started living in filth, and his health was deteriorating rapidly. Now he receives devoted elder care from loving family members. I wish he could appreciate the good things in life: sunshine, rain that keeps things green, and of course, the love from family members. Are there any ways to teach elders to be appreciative?