I'm wondering if anyone could offer me any advice. My mum diagnosed with Alzheimers 3 years ago. She still lives at home with my father and both are now well into their 80's. My father is partially sighted and has ongoing treatment for this so he is very restricted in what he can and can not do. To date we, as a family, have coped fairly well. It has now become apparent that we need to try and get some sort of help even if it is just for one morning/day every week. The problem I am now finding myself in is that the care level that they require is obviously now progressing towards personal hygiene, dressing, washing and daily household chores. I am able to help with most things ( as well as juggling my own young family life ) but I'm finding it hard to deal with the lack of interest in their own personal hygiene, cleanliness and deteriorating state of the condition of their home. It would be like a full time job trying to keep on top of it which I can't physically do. If I suggested that someone comes in to help,my mum would flatly refuse that anyone should come into the house and help as she still believes that she can cope. How do I get around this? Do I just tell her (and my dad) that this is what is going to happen and put my foot down? Who would I get in touch with? and as they do have some savings I'm assuming that they would have to pay for this themselves........Thank you to anyone who can offer any advice, I'm now having sleepless nights over this.