It was clear that being home alone all day while we were at work was not the best thing for him. He would not be able to regulate his own diet and lack of human interaction, we felt, was the worse thing for him. I would come home and he would be confused and not his happy go lucky self. Not knowing what was available I went to the town Department of Aging. This was the best move yet. The help and guidance they provided would be invaluable. Since he was still very sociable we found a Senior Center in a nearby town that would feed him lunch for a small fee. We also found that the state would provide transport to and from. Perfect! Now to get him into a routine. We had to make signs that would tell him what was gong on and when to expect bus. The bus would pick him up and drop him off about an hour before I would get home. The first few years everything went smoothly. We would visit the center a few times a year and meet the people he was with during the day. As is the norm, most would be ladies in there eighties, who would look after my father, who was still relatively young for such a place at only 64. He would be his funny social self, asking the same questions everyday or saying the same funny quip with them. After a few years the routine would become so ingrain in him that when we would be on vacation during the year or away at our summer home in Maine he would be always be looking to get on a bus. We would be in the middle of the woods and he would be looking to wait for a bus. This is when he started to get a bit more aggressive and delusional. He would not let it go. We had to put signs up to try and shortcut him looking for a bus and sometimes he refused to believe there was no bus. We found that the best way to deal with this would be to quickly try and get him onto other things, let’s go for a walk, play cards, go outside watch grand-kids, play with the dog. This would be the best way to deal with many of his quirks, just needed to get him on another track. It does require pre-planning and quick thinking but is the best tact when dealing with this type of behavior.