Mom has been in denial since she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's (stage 6) 2 years ago. Since then she refused to go to any doctors, take her meds, etc. She is aggressive, and refuses help. She has been hiding it for years and finally could not hide it anymore when she started having hallucinations. She has been aggressive with her caregiving all along. She will not admit she needs help, and chases everyone away. My dad and I have been doing as much as we can for her. She gradually started bathing less and less. She won't let anyone help her. She hasn't changed clothes since before Thanksgiving and when she finally cleans a little can tell she isn't really doing much. She smells. We already tried all the tips every caregiver has given us to no avail, and she scared 3 different caregivers out of the home. She has hit me several times in the last 2 years. She bruised me pretty bad all up and down my left arm and leg in the summer. I have never hit her back, but it usually turns into a struggle as I grab onto the broom or whatever object she has to keep her from hitting me with it. She is little but strong, and ends up pulling my neck and shoulder out of place. I have spoken with a lawyer and got some legal advice from him. Also my dad refuses to put her in a nursing home. He finally admitted yesterday that maybe that was the best option,after she threw a glass plate at my daughter and hit me with vacuum cleaner hoses and threatened my dad's driver as well. But today he was second guessing that again. We want to know, since Mom would not willingly go to a nursing home, is there any way to get her in one without having the state drag her away?