My father has been living alone with Alzheimer's for a couple of years, continuing to drive and look after himself with increasing use of lists and other memory aids. In the last few months I've seen a deterioration in his ability to get to appointments and an increase in the frequency of confused spells. I'm keen to introduce regular care/companionship visits now, but he consistently refuses, saying that he wants to live alone, maintain independence & die alone. This is consistent with his character pre-dementia. My question is this - will he change his mind about accepting help? Appreciate other's insights into this. I've been hoping he'd come round to my way of thinking, but as the disease progresses its obvious that rational thought becomes more elusive.