Thank goodness for this forum. My father (who still hasn't been diagnosed with anything, although I have managed to get him into the memory clinic next month at long last) has gone downhill dramatically over the last few weeks and life is difficult - I'm writing this at a time when I simply don't know what to do. It has come to light today that he randomly gave his set of my housekeys to some random bloke who happened to be sat outside in a van. He seems to think he was supposed to be doing some work on his house so went out and gave them to him! Even more bizarre he took off the garage key before he gave them the rest! And it would appear he took them! And he has no recollection of who he is or what he is supposed to be doing with them. He is so confused about it all, I 've brought him to my house and parked him in front of the cycling with a cuppa and some biscuits for now, but he keeps trying to go home in case this man has come round and is in his house. I keep explaining that he gave him MY keys, but I must have had this conversation four times in the last 30 minutes. Do I need to call a doctor or something or is this just the start of the next chapter? Who else is he letting in his house or giving money to?