Physically violent lewy body dementia. We had been in a Common Law relationship living in a home only I own, and he began having Dementia symptoms which became much worse. He suddenly began attacking me ( punching me in the face, brandishing knives, breaking down doors ( he is a former pro football player and I am a 100 lb woman) all violence has been based on delusional beliefs ( he thought I was sleeping with a man who died 20 years ago, etc.) I am working with Social Services and an Attorney to serve a Restraining Order and get him out of my home, however.....When he is not in a Lewy Body fugue, he seems fairly mentally competent, although his memory loss issues are profound and he often cannot recite his address or age. Without my caregiving, he would not eat or take his meds or even bathe. He cannot drive, has already crashed two of our cars and can't find his way back from 2 blocks away. It has been a month since I started the PO process and my understanding is, he might be too competent to move into assisted care, nor would he agree to it. I am terrified of him and even more terrified of what will happen when they serve the PO. I would just leave, even though it's MY house, but not only might he burn it down either on purpose or by accident, now I'm given to understand that I would be liable of abandoning a dependent adult. He only has a very small SSA income and my income isn't much more. I am just as terrified that even if they are able to put him somewhere, he will leave and come after me, a PO will be meaningless. I guess my question is, how do they keep a Dementia patient from just walking out of assisted care if he so chooses?