Can anyone give us a reason to give my dad why he should go to the day-care centre ? He amazingly did come out with this coherent question after being there, but my mum lacked an answer. According to him there is nothing wrong with him, nothing wrong with his memory or head etc, there is no reason why he can't stay at home on his own, after all he has done this for years when my mum has gone to work. What should we say ? Just to clarify things, this is about the only time mum gets any respite. My dad cannot be left alone, he goes round to the neighbours, to the post office and even to the day-centre where he doesn't want to go on his day !! Fortunately he does know his way around the area and can go for walks safely. He does suffer from sundowning too. Thank you !