Hello, my dad has CBD and lives in a warden-assisted flat with Carers coming in four times daily. I organise his shopping and his finances and spend a couple of afternoons a week with him and my young daughter. I wish I could spend more time with him, but it's really hard, particularly as I don't drive.
He mainly just watches TV nowadays, he says he can't read any more, which is a huge shame as he used to read all the time. He is starting to fumble with drinks etc and drop them more often. He has real trouble getting up and down from his chair (he has an electric riser one) and always wants me to pull him up, which I can't do as I have pelvic problems (and he weighs 16.5 stone and I weigh 9.5!).
I was wondering what I can do to make life more pleasurable/easier for him? I've set up a Lovefilm subscription for him, which he seems to quite enjoy getting in the post. I've suggested hiring a wheelchair to go on outings, but he just clams up, which is his way of dealing with conversations he doesn't want to have. What else can I suggest? Any hints or tips or gadgets that people have found helpful would be really appreciated.
oh - and any sort of telephone that people have found good? He seems to be missing a lot of calls these days as he can't always pick it up.