Question by Cheryl J: How to deal with a loved one that is a stroke victim?
My father had his stroke about 7 years ago. Although his doctors say that there is potential for him to get better, he just doesn’t seem to have any motivation or determination. All he wants to do is sit in his room and watch tv all day everyday. He barely even talks. He lives in an assisted living facility and the staff tells me that he talks to them and answers questions when asked. When I try talking to him its almost like pulling teeth. I only get short one word answers, his favorite is “alright”. When I try asking open ended questions he just stares off into space not answering me at all.
Yesterday we sat in his room with no tv and I tried talking to him again only to find myself talking to myself. I sat there in complete silence just to see if he would say anything and not one word was uttered.
It is very heart breaking to watch him like this. Do any of you have any experience with a family member like this? Help please I want my daddy to talk to me.
Answer by mlgable
Sounds like he may have some depression. Talk to the assisted living nurse and see if this is a possiblity and have her get him an appointment with the docs to get all of this checked out.
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