My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 10 years ago and her decline has significantly increased within the past six months. She remembers how to do some things - like dressing herself and going to the bathroom alone. However, for the most part she is just like a 2 or 3 year old toddler and needs constant supervision. I quit my job last year in order to better care for my mother (85), my father (84) and my uncle(88). I am very happy with that choice and their state of health, level of care and quality of life have dramatically improved with my daily involvement. Whenver I try to take a respite, I am so concerned for my mother's safety and welfare that I cannot really enjoy myself. I keep counseling and advising my father that my mother is like a young child, but he seems so clueless as to how to interact with - let alone care for her......I know he is saddened by her decline (so am I) and I also acknowledge his state of denial, but it is putting my mother at risk.