Mum with moderate AD, seems to have taken another dip in recent weeks with confusion and short term memory. What is causing me most concern is that she now seems to have forgotten that we do not like her walking to our main shops, as it is across two busy roads and a major intersection with traffic lights. Up until now she has always asked Dad to go up with her which he has done. My parents live in their own house behind ours. 3x in the past week she has attempted to walk alone. thankfully one or other of us has been here and has seen her and has managed to stop her and convince her for us to take her up in our car. One of the times I had to leave work and go home to sort her out. Yesterday for example she decided she wanted to go to the bakery, and Dad knew she was going. Mum has little traffic sense. She will not always wear her glasses either. It would be a matter if time before she either tripped and fell badly on uneven footpath or forgot to press the buzzer at the traffic lights to cross or walked out into the path of a car. My brother just shakes his head. My sister says I will just have to remind her not to walk alone as it isn't safe. Mums Aunt wants me to padlock the gates and doors. Dad with MCI says Yes he understands and Yes he will make sure he accompanies her, but then yesterday when asked he said he couldn't be bothered and wanted to watch TV. Why he couldn't have phoned me or come over to tell me I don't know. I work 3 days a week, and on 2 of those days Mum goes to Alzheimers activity groups. Dad is otherwise at home, and my husband who has health issues and doesn't work is home also. Up until now I have been able to go to work and not worry. Now I go to work and worry if Mum has gone walking and Dad doesn't think to go with her nor tell my husband at least, or he doesn't even know shes gone! My sister says I worry too much, but theres a big difference between not knowing at all what Mum is up to and knowing what she is up to and her safety being compromised and I could prevent it......If that makes sense? I have already had Alzheimers Key Worker say that it may be time to consider residential care due to Mums safety.