I'd be grateful if anyone can help me with my predicament. We recently adopted a dog for my Mum from an RSPCA rescue centre. At the time, we thought Mum was just depressed, and that a dog would be good company for her, as she lives alone although I and my family are nearby. She has since been diagnosed as having Alzheimer's, and is displaying all the symptoms. The problem is that although she adores the dog, she forgets to let it out often enough, and it has started to mess on the carpet. This is happening more and more frequently, and the house is starting to smell! I don't really think that my Mum is able to give the dog the care it needs (she can't really look after herself) and my husband says that we should return the dog to the RSPCA for re-homing. We would love to keep the dog as she is adorable, and Mum loves her. However, I think that it is probably in the dog's best interests to be placed with an owner who can exercise it regularly and be aware of its needs. I would take the dog myself, but I work as well. I'm so afraid that losing her pet will make Mum worse. Any thoughts would be most welcome.