My dad is a 70 yr old who has dementia and he is a chronic alcoholic. He is very stubborn as well. But he doesn't eat and he want listen to me. I don't want to put him away but, I just received a phone call today at work, telling me that he was laying on the side of the road. He states that he was laying there because he was tired. He walks about 2 miles to local store for alcohol. I tried to tell him to not walk and to try to find a ride but his pride gets in the way, I think. I work 8hrs a day and I sometimes don't get a chance to get by there to check on him, but my mom goes there 3 days a week to check on him. I really don't know what to do. I feel as though if I put him away he want make it. He wake up and goes and walk around the neighbor hood helping family or sitting at a family member's house drinking all day. Please help!