Hi There, My Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease about 8 years ago and is in the later stages. He is still living at home with my Mum but has terrible spacial awareness and so needs lots of support with moving around and prompting to eat etc as well as help with his toilet needs. He attends a day centre two days a week. My Mum is at breaking point. Yesterday my Dad pooed in the handbasin and on the floor yesterday and then walked the poo into the carpet in the lounge. My Mum has previously been able to direct him to the loo and then leave him to do his business - this time he got up and found the handbasin instead :-( My Mother is 77 years old and Father is 76. He still `knows' who we are and my Mum feels that until the time comes when he doesn't know who she is, she wont be able to let him enter a residential setting. I love my Father, but also am worried sick that my Mum is killing herself with this caring. Has anyone else been in this position? My feeling is that my Mum needs to sign my Dad up for some more Day Centre Days...but she feels guilty because he says he prefers to be with her. He has become so reliant on her that he calls out for constantly. Its like torture treatment! Would be grateful for any suggestions.