My dad is 64 and diagnosed with alzeimers about 2 years ago. He used to be the life and soul of a party and enjoyed seeing friends every evening for an hour or two. Since hes been diagnosed it feels like bit by bit he has lost his social life as he can't drink anymore and doesn't want to, only a couple of friends visit fortnightly-monthly and he has become isolated. We try and get him out to family or short walks (cant do long as he has COPD) and a friend takes him to the pub to watch rugby every so often, but now he has started to leave the house when we are all at work and leave the door wide open and unlocked. We are all so worried about his vulnerability and my mum, me and my sisters try really hard to keep him entertained, cared for and safe, but he often snipes at us for telling him to stay home and has said things like "just kill me then". He seems to find little enjoyment in anything and its sad for us all to see him this way when we try so hard. We just want him to be happy and content. He used to love playing sport but his balance isn't the same anymore and he can't even play cards. I drop my dog off before work to keep him company which he seems to like, but i think the novelty has worn off now. His meds got changed today due to the deterioration in his presentation. Hoping this will help but I'm feeling so negative that I'm not very optimistic. Also struggling with the lack of understanding from some friends and some colleagues who ask things like "so when are you going to start a family" when they dont realise I can't even contemplate that at the moment. Anyone in a similar situation?