How to get stubborn, proud, old man to change his eating habits
My dad also got a really bad flu and cough while in Peru, and still hasn't recovered. He is in the most sickly condition I've ever seen him (even worse than when he had a minor stroke which resulted in aphasia that only lasted one evening in the hospital), and all that extra weight he's carrying makes him even more dangerously clumsy when he refuses to listen to us and tries to do things around the house without our help.
My mom and I are thinking we have to forcefully intervene. If my dad wants to be self-sufficient, then we need him to eat properly and lose weight. I feel like we have to control every meal he eats until his body adapts to a new nutritional life style that will allow him to reach a healthy weight, so that he can move around more easily.
Im not sure if what I'm about to do is a good thing. I don't know if there are support groups I can talk to for advice on how to deal with stubborn, proud, elderly people who refuse to change for the better?