My parents are 72 years old and live 1,500 away from me. My father's side of the family has a long line of alzheimers including his parents and spouses. He started showing the beginning signs about 2-3 years ago but in the last six months has deteriorated significantly. He has other health issues as well including diabetes and high blood pressure. He sees a doctor once a year but refuses to include my mother or myself on the HIPPA form so we can not discuss any of his medical issues with his physician. We feel certain that his physician is not aware of the memory issues. We have even tried to write the physician a letter expressing our concerns and did not receive any kind of reply. When we try to discuss with my father, he becomes angry and hostile and walks away. He repeats the same questions several times in a 30 minute period, forgets to turn his vehicle motor off when coming home, leaves doors open when he leaves the house, and has even driven on the wrong side of the road. My mother has to deal with him alone on a daily basis and it has taken it's toll on her emotionally and physically. I feel helpless as there is nothing I can do being 1,500 miles away. My father would never agree to move so that they could be closer to me. I don't know where to turn to help both my mother and also my father. I feel like until we are able to get him to accept that their an issue, there is nothing we can do. Any advice is greatly appreciated.