I had the shock of my life today. I called at Mums as usual on my way to work at 7.50 am and she was led across the bottom of the stairs, her eyes were staring, I thought that she had gone. I shouted her name and she weakly responded. I rang 999 and they got her to hospital. After a series of x rays she is just badly bruised, mainly head and face. She has tonight been moved into a care home that specialises in dementia, initially for 2 weeks. She is in a lot of pain and couldnt walk very well at all, they gave her a frame. The problem we have as a family is she lives with my 45 year old brother who has downs syndrome. He just wants his mum, but she cannot go back to where there is stairs, she fell at the top of the stairs last week. Its a local authority house. We have decisions to make, my brother will feel it, they just want to be together, but it may not be possible.