Have just found out that auntie is drinking a bottle of sherry a day. She seems to have lost the "stop" control somehow she just pours a mugful of sherry drinks it down forgets she's already had one and has another............ She's much more confused and aggressive when she's drunk, and that's when she does most of her wandering as well. Had a phone call lastnight from her friend who'd called to see her, which was a surprise itself as auntie tells all her friends and neighbours that I take things from her house when I visit and they tend to be a bit "abrupt" with me recently, anyway she was lying in bed sherry bottle at her side, didn't recognise her friend who was demanding on the phone that I do something about her immediately. I told her friend that if she was in bed chances were she'd sleep it off if left alone. and if she locked the door on the way out and popped the key back in through the letter box auntie wouldn't find the key till morning in daylight, and wouldn't be able to go out for a wander. Is it another phase? Will she get over it? And what on earth will she do next!!!