How do I politely decline a request to a dinner outing that requires my dad to go up three flights of stairs? The couple are good friends and both the husband and wife have phoned me, asked, and insisted they'd like to have us for the party.
They said the restaurant staff could put my dad on a chair and lift him up. I know my dad, despite his Alzheimer's won't like that, and to be honest he won't remember the dinner. Added to that, if he gets the runs or others prompt him to drink for toasts, it will just be days of me having to deal with the runs and an over tired dad.
A simple dinner at our house is what has the most chance of my dad remembering. I'm just out of polite ways to turn them down. So how to? Or should we go??