Father diagnosed with dementia, has been on Nemenda & Aricept for several years. Lives at home with my mother. They live down the street from me. Father has reached a point where he believes my mother is a squatter in his house and calls her a "scam artist". He is starting to do some wandering and making strange phone calls. Mother suffers from severe depression and is also an alcoholic. Father therefore receives minimal care - mother's limit is making sure he takes his meds twice a day and makes it to doctors appointments. They are shut ins, isolated, no friends, no family. I am the only one. I can only do so much as I work 6 days a week. Mother says absolutely no one will be coming into their house, for any reason, for his care, therefore, a sitter or home health is out of the question. Besides, father already believes various people are coming into the house to steal things. I have a meeting with a counselor next week at a nearby ALF about possibly putting my father there for some "Respite Care" as a trial run. I think if father had better care he could stay at home (he is physically strong as an ox and can even still push-mow the yard) but mother has been telling me for 6 months that she is "done" with this and is even taking about suicide. I feel I have no choice but to get him in another living arrangement.