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I badly need your help!! Father refusing to drink water

Caregivers | Last Active: Mar 1, 2019 | Replies (22)

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@debbraw

Hi @aliali – I'm sorry to hear about your struggles with your dad. I know its not easy to get an adult person to do anything they don't want to do. I'm wondering if he is doing okay otherwise with eating a reasonable diet? If so, I would suggest including plenty of fruits and veggies,adding soup to every meal, keeping popsicles and frozen ices in the freezer, and stocking up on fruit and vegetable juice. I'm also wondering if you might find more support over in the Caregivers Group. If you have a chance, check out this link: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/caregivers/

Do you live with your dad – or close by? Does he have a primary caregiver or is he on his own? This is a difficult situation and my heart is going out to you as you try to make sure he is safe and well-hydrated.

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Regarding his diet, he would reject having his meals on time again and again and he is diabetic; he neither exercises nor has insulin medication. I am lliving with my dad but still cannot do anything if he does not adhere to the physicians regulations. I have again and again stated the adverse effects of such behaviors; when I say yo him “Your foot is likely to be amputated”, he becomes extremely concerned about that and aware that this matter is serious, and would promise me to follow a healthy life. but he would very rarely do so !!