My Mum has recently been forgetting to take her pills on a regular basis, she seems to have lost track of all time. She does live on her own and Social Services have said she's fine and they want to keep her in her own environment as long as possible. I do my best by having at my house for dinner and popping in to see her. My brother pops in once a week. The Social worker went in last week and noticed Mum had some food in her fridge that had gone off. Mum refused to throw it out! I have just received an email from my sister (she moved to Ireland) who has been in contact with the social worker. Apparently the SW is going back in on Thursday to tell Mum that someone will be popping in every day to check she's taken her tablets and to check the fridge, if she doesn't agree then she can have her animals taken away! I went to see my Mum last night who said if she didn't have her dogs she would have killed herself as she's bored of the same old thing and knows she can't remember things. I'm so upset with the SW and my sister - is this just the norm? The SW has said she's never met a alzheimer's patient as stubborn as Mum!