Well I know the ideal answer but unfortunately life isn't... Basically, mum can't drive anymore and she can't really speak (just odd words but not necessarily the right ones). She also has little understanding of money. At the moment she's driving dad crazy because she wants to go to town to the shops several times a day. He takes her once each day but then refuses to take her again. This has resulted in her constantly leaving the house and trying to walk to town (about a 30-40 minute walk I guess). Dad eventually realises she's gone and goes after her and brings her home only for the same thing to happen again within the hour usually. It probably sounds like I'm a bit mad at my dad there and I am because how hard is it to lock the front door so she can't get out without him knowing? We even bought him an alarm that goes off if the front door opens but he won't put it up because he doesn't think it will work - I have no idea why. Anyway, we wondered are we being too over protective? Should we let her walk into town if she wants to? I know it's hard for you to say but any thoughts would be appreciate.