I would like some advice on a current situation with my mum, myself and my 2 sisters share caring responsibilities but we all work full time, have our own families and can't be with mum all the time she lives on her own. Mum is at the stage of not looking after herself, her dog or the house, carers are meant to come in every day and make sure she has showered, has eaten and offer to go out for a walk with her. Her answers are always yes, yes and no even though we know she hasn't showered for weeks now, and that the dog isn't getting properly walked and overfed and mum is invariably living off scotch pies and tinned soup. We have offered to get a dog walker in and to help her with cleaning but she refuses my sister seems to think if this continues it will get taken out of our hands. We would like mum to continue to stay in her own home with her dog for as long as possible but mum's refusal to accept help may mean she will be in a home sooner rather than later. Mum was officially diagnosed with Alzheimer's in October 2013 but had symptoms years before please can anyone offer any advice?