My mum is 63 and was diagnosed with Altzeimers nearly 3 years ago. Just after Christmas, we started to see a slight decline when she was starting to become anxious and not wanting my dad to go to work. This has now escalated to her becoming erratic and wanting to go home (when she is already at home), not knowing who my dad is and being generally upset and frightened. We have tried many tactics to calm her down but the most successful seems to be my dad getting her in the car and driving around until she directs him back to their house. Afterwards she is calm and happy until the cycle starts again. It's happening up to 5 times a day now and my dad is at the end of his tether. She started on some new medication before Christmas that we thought might be the culprit so the consultant told my dad to stop giving it and to see what happens. In fact it has made her worse. I know sun downing is an issue with her too because she hates the dark. My dad is holding out that it's just the medication causing it but I know deep down that this is just her Altzeimers getting worse! It's just so heartbreaking.