My step-father has been told that he may have had a mini-stroke or strokes. The result is a much more quiet demeanor. Since he's already a tad deaf, I can imagine that this stuffiness of ears and mind is a hellish cocoon for him, proactive life-liver that he has always been.
I saw a news item yesterday that spoke to how much longer we are living these days. At 80, his living continues but his life is on the decline.
I'm torn as to how to pray, support, "be there" for this 80-year-old giant who no longer fills the room.