Mom has had Alz for over ten years without declining below the first stage. Recently, she had two incidents that concern me. First, she woke up thinking she was on a boat. She yelled out the front door for help, but she stayed in the house because it was "too cold to swim." I found out after she called 9-1-1 and the sheriff called me. The second incident she left the house (a double-wide in my back yard) around 2 am and returned after a few minutes. If she hadn't returned, I would not have known until the next morning. I would not want her out in her PJs for several hours on a cold winter night.
Are there any solutions beyond hiring a caregiver to stay overnight?