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My grandfather is 78 years...and my mother told me, after meeting him today, that he have big problems with fear and
depression, this has been going on for few months now.
All his life he has been bussy, with work, fishing, fixing material things, meetings in "important" clubs like Rotary, traveling many places, brought up three children, and a nice and lovely wife, so to say, everything has been perfect in his life.
But now he has realised he is old, because he cant work anymore and fix his holliday house I cant do either, things that he always have enjoyed is now more or less gone, beacouse of his age
So now he wake up everynight around 2 o clock, and cant sleep, he is worried, and anxious about the future, and he is not happy anymore like he was, his monkeymind is controlling everything.
My mom ordered a time to a psycologist after she spoke with him, it was easy to see he needed prorffesional help
he has always pushed away the age problem with working more and doing things, but now this old age is meeting him in the door, and he is not prepared to welocme it.
My mom wanted me to meet him, and maybe try to explain some meditations tecniques.
Should I try to explain some calming tecniques to him, (he dont now nada about meditation from before and are not religious)? Or is it just stupid to try to learn him anything like that?
What is the best way to help a 78 year old man, who is not preapeared to be old and give up everything?