My husband's brother died from Alzheimers many years ago. Near the end it was very bad . . and his wife was his sole caregiver (they lived in Australia). My husband knows he has serious issues with his memory, however, i have been unable to tell him that is Alzheimer's - it would plummet him into serious depression. I am not sure how to handle issues regarding needing help. He even resists when one of the children come over to stay with him when I leave. Every other week when my housekeepers come (and can be there for an emergency, I can escape for a few hours. On that day, I go to visit my mother, who is also an Alzheimers victim. I have to take him everywhere I go and frankly it gives me zero time to myself. I feel guilty about not trusting him to be alone.
If he wants to take a walk - I am not sure he will find his way back or cross streets safely. Obviously he does not drive and I had to sell his adult tryke because it was dangerous for him on the streets.