I am new here, my Dad has Alzheimer's, he was diagnosed about three years ago, the condition has got much worse over the last year. My Dad still lives at home with my Mum, but they are both well into their 70's so the care & help he needs everyday doing virtually anything has become a massive strain on her. I live near by and help out as much as I can, having my Dad at my house, or going around there at weekends to give my Mum a break and allow here to have something of a "life". In the last 6 weeks or so Dad has been given a place at a couple of Day centres, which was initially welcomed by everyone, but now he has become reluctant to go. Whilst no one wants to enforce anything on Dad, even a few hours respite for my mum is a huge relief for her, has anyone encountered similar situations? or can they offer any advice?