Hi, I'm a new member
Within the past few months my dad has been investigated for vascular dementia and we are in the process of waiting for a second appointment to obtain the results of scans. Whilst waiting for these results dad has had a routine operation 3 weeks ago and has had to remain in hospital due to developing an infection. Thankfully he is on the mend and the op was a success. Sadly his memory loss, confusion and hallucinations have increased ten fold together with new symptoms of wandering especially during the night. His complete change in behavior can no longer be put down to infection, dehydration or ward environment we are told. Mum is very frail and I don't live nearby so it is a very scary time for us. Please could anyone inform me of what support and NHS packages of care you have found useful or may be available so that we can keep dad in our family home for as long as possible. Professionals have concerns as do I that due to the above circumstances mum will not be able to care for dad at home. We have been asked to attend a meeting on 24th July where discharge to a care home is high on the agenda. As I'm sure many of you will understand this is all happening so quickly and we are not ready for it. He has been such a lovely dad that the thought of not having him at home breaks my heart.
Many thanks for any advice you may have x