This is my first time on the forum. My mum who will be 72 in Sep was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia last June (05). She has recently been in hospital as she seemed to have become even more confused. She was discharged after a week as we requested it, she was not happy being in there so we thought we were doing the right thing taking her home. She was admitted again this week after an agressive incident with my dad who is her carer. She was admitted on Sunday to a mental health centre in north london and due to her 'escaping' twice and her constant requests to go home she was detained under section 3 of the mental health act. She is being moved to a hospital nearer to us in Camden tomorrow where she was previously. I just know she is going to get annoyed when they say she can't come home. As her short term memory is very bad she doesn't understand why she is there. Before her admission to hospital this time she was constantly wandering indoors and wanting to go out half undressed. She was telling the nurses that she was going home to be looked after by her grandmother. When at home she is constantly looking for a downstairs toilet, my parents live on the 8th floor of a block of flats. Now she has mentioned about being cared for by her grandmother, I wonder if she is referring to an outside downstairs toilet she may have had as a child and is living in the past. Has anyone had any similar experiences on any of the above, any advice would be appreciated.