My wife with ALS has wandered off and become lost a few times and been brought back or took to the local hospital by police. I feel I need to restrict her movements for her own safety by locking doors but is it illegal to restrict her right to freedom? Is it illegal imprisonment? I am her caregiver but I must sleep sometime and she is smart enough to take advantage. I can't watch her 24/7. An alarm warning me that she has opened a door is just another form of imprisonment and depriving her of her right to freedom. Do I have any rights to force her to stay in our house? If I continue to allow her freedom and wanderings can I be charged with her neglect? Do I just continue to let the police bring her back? I feel very bad when she is crying and pleading with me to 'please let me out' or 'let me go home'.