My father is 85 and is doing extremely irresponsible things and does not listen to my advice. What do I do? My father is 85 and I am 25, I have been taking care of him for 3 very tough years now. I have dropped out of school and put my life on hold to be here with him everyday. He spends over $15,000 dollars a month on racing horses in which he makes only roughly 10% of it back. He does not care about anything but racing his horses which he has done since he was a young person. Money is not a thing to him and he just doesn't seem to care about the consequences or the future. His savings are quickly disappearing and within a few years it will be completely gone. He has apartments which he doesn't even pay attention to anymore. There is a manager there that has stolen every dollar of the income for over a year now, and going back as far as 6 years has stolen money from him. I have tried so many times to step in and do the things that need to be done but he talks me down and tells me I'm not capable of doing anything and gets furious when I try to do things. He sees me as a child and someone that is just supposed to do what he says and take care of him even though I don't even get paid for what I'm doing. We live like bums at home, spending the minimum on personal matters and life while he spends money on a "hobby" like a mad man. Life is pretty dull and depressing and I've tried so many times to change it and every time I do I get put down with so much force. What can I do? I feel hopeless and am tired of watching the days fly by.