Hello everyone. My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about a year ago now. He has been taking Aricept? We have had a wonderful Christmas with him and mum and although he acted a little like a wilful child, we all had a smashing time together, that was until........... My husband and I own a flat in Bournemouth which we stay at every few weeks, it gives us so much pleasure and is quiet and peaceful. My son stayed at home (he's 23) and was going to make sure that mum and dad were ok and didn't need any shopping etc while we relaxed. We had a call yesterday telling us that dad was ill but not to rush home the doctor had been in and couldn't really find anything wrong. We have just been round to see them and truth be told he's not ill at all he is just refusing to get up. He said he's just pretending to be ill and looking and questioning him, he's being truthful. When we try to make him get up he gets violent, what is the best way for us to persuade him to get up? I'm worried sick.