One mid-stage AD and other is Paranoid. My aging parents are mentally not doing well. They continue to act like teenagers and run away without notice-driving to places they have not even figured out whether they have a place to sleep or not. My father, a retired military man of 80, is an overcontrolling, burnedout caregiver of my 76 year old mother who has mid-stage AD. It is upsetting as I quit work once to stabilize them since the County Protection Agency was called and wanted me to put them in a home which they have refused. I am tired of trying to help even though my father will pay me cash to sit and spend time with my mother a few hours a week. He still does not trust me or anyone else and is losing it more and more. He threatens to take sphere of the moment trips with my confused mother who keeps her purse filled like a suitcase. She now thinks she is lives in her mothers home (been dead for over 10 years and lived in Maine). Help!!!