Hello, This is my first post on the forum and I wondered if anyone can help or give some advice please. My 61 years old husband was diagnosed with Parkinson Disease in 2010 and Alzheimers Dementia in early 2011. He was given tablets for both and for a while seemed to be 95% back to his normal self. However, he would not discuss his conditions as he thought taking tablets would be the answer and it would all go away!!!! Over the last few months and in particular the last 4 weeks his condition has deteriorated rapidly and his speech is deteriorating and he is becoming disorientated. 3 weeks ago he was begging me to call an ambulance and bring in 'the men in white coats' to put him in a home or else he was going to take all his tablets. Eventually I was able to arrange 2 weeks partially Council funded respite care in a lovely home with caring friendly staff. He now does not want to come back home, a decision I fully support as we have stairs and his Parkinsons was calling him to fall over including up and down the stairs. Also because of my own health problems I am unable to lift him up and have had to call ambulances to assist. He is also unable to shower, wash or dress himself properly. I was wondering if there was anyone out there going through similar things as I feel so isolated. Sorry for the long post!!!!