Hi my Father in Law who is 86 was diagnosed with the asbestos lung disease 4 years ago which has now moved to COPD as well. Over the past year he has been in hospital several times and now seems to have developed depression and gets very panicky. He has also had a couple of falls which has now lead to him not wanting to walk. Has anyone got any ideas how to cope with the depression? I am beginning to wonder if the depression and panic is what is leading to more spells in hospital as once the paramedics arrive his breathing regulates and he calms down. I want to help him in any way I can.....anything help I would be grateful. Just to add he won't talk to his GP....stubborn!