My dad and I live together. I'm his caregiver. He has mid-stage alzheimer's with remarkably poor memory. Its unsafe to leave him alone for more than a couple of hours. His needs are ever-changing. He is declining quickly and doesn't eat properly, bathe, etc. For example he hasn't had a shower for 5 days but insists he had one yesterday. Until about 2 weeks ago, he got himself breakfast and lunch, while I prepare dinner for him. Now he either doesn't eat unless prompted, or only eats what he sees (all the bananas, or all the bread...). I want a break - preferably for one weekend a month and a couple of hours a day. My dad refuses help. He insists he can look after himself, and gets angry, rude and suspicious when I discuss it. Family members help as much as they can. This is getting more and more frustrating for us, and I thought having someone look after him on a regular basis would allow us all to relax on a regular basis...How do I get help when he thinks he's fine and refuses?