I feel a bit of a weirdo for even thinking about this...but is there any type of surveillance equipment that could be used for keeping any eye on someone suffering from AD? I've posted before about my Mum who has early stage AD, and who lives alone. She seems to cope reasonably well, but over the last couple of days we have (completely by chance) found out about a series of problems involving lost handbag, lost keys, police visits, locksmith visits, broken window (by my Mum). She refuses to accept help, leave her home etc and lives a long way from all family. I'm concerned that there have been other problems in the past (the policeman involved said as much), but we don't get to hear about it/help sort things out. She hurt herself this time as well breaking the window, but the only reason we know anything about it at all is because my brother happened to phone whilst the police were there. There's no particular person she tends to call on in an emergency. She now says bag wasn't lost, keys weren't lost etc (despite the fact locksmith has now fitted all new locks!!). Aaaarrrgghh. Don't want to invade her privacy but maybe if we had some sort of camera/listening device in the house we'd have a better idea of how she is really coping. I have online access to her phone bills so I can find out who she's been ringing a day or so later, so can sometimes tell if there's been a problem (repeated calls etc) but it only gives us a hint after the event. Sorry, I don't think I sound very sympathetic at the moment - it's just sometimes stressful being so far away and not being able to do anything! If "spying" on her is impractical (or immoral) what other things can we do, given that she refuses all help at the moment? Thanks for any advice.