My Dad has been diagnosed with Dementia probably about 4 years ago by the GP but is now having a hospital assesment in about 2 weeks. This week though my Mum has also been diagnosed. They have buried their head in the sand for many years and have fought me every step of the way when I have suggested cleaners etc. I have now managed to persuade them to have a cleaner and a gardener so that they can enjoy their garden too. I am an only child and both myself and my husband have had cancer treatment over the last few years and still both work. It has been a tough time all round. The Alzheimers Dr that came this week (Mum didnt tell me until the Sunday that she was coming on the Monday!) unfortunately I couldn't meet up with as I was at work has said she will send me a hard copy of the diagnosis but Mum did say that she suggested someone living in to care for them. How does this work - does anyone have this set up? I am wondering if it is a rota of people that do this. I know it will be difficult to persuade my Dad but Mum wouldn't have told me if she was totally anti it!