My Aunt s 87 next month and has recently had a diagnosis of Alzheimer's although her family have noticed changes in her for a long while. She has always been very independent and has lived alone for nearly 30 yeas. She is refusing any help from Social Services or the Falls Clinic and when letters arrived she rang them to cancel and asked why her GP gave her information on dementia "saying why do I need that". Some family members are of the opinion that I should leave her to get on with it and I get the feeling they think I am interfering. She regularly falls inside her home and won't have a pendant alarm so I am genuinely concerned for her safety and anticipate her falling, not being able to get up and just lying there. I have told her this and she just says "oh well". I feel so helpless because apart from visiting and taking her out I feel there is nothing else I can do. I am sure this I am not the only person who has experienced this.