Sorry this is long. I’m not from the UK, so not sure what you can advise given different laws? My sister & I have contacted our national Gambling Line for advice... but throw dementia into the mix Mum is already in care 3 yrs with end stage Alzheimers. Dad lives on his own ( in between my brother staying) but lives directly behind us. Dad 82 has mixed dementia, with many FTD traits. Has always had a gambling problem if he has money on him. For this fact Mum took over the finances 40 yrs ago. Dad has never had a bank card or credit card. He doesn’t know who he banks with, bank account no, or how much him & Mum have in the bank. I get him out a weekly cash allowance. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. He doesn’t tend to lose money, he would still know fake money from real, and trying to split his money twice a week instead of his usual Monday that Mum did for years, has caused many arguments so I keep his routine the same. Almost two weeks ago, Dad won money on the poker machines at his club. As a rule he goes there once a week. Best guess ( and from what his friend told me) about GBP 200 but has since won more. As a result Dad has been back to his club 11 days in the past 14. He stays 3-5 hrs at a time and knows enough to ring for a taxi there and back, but has been known to walk home. A 15 mn walk. He will tell you he’s not on the poker machines but playing darts or snooker with his mates. He only has 1 good friend there that goes once a week. If you ask him who these mates are he can’t name them. I have spoken to the Club Manager before when he did the same. She said they would limit any alcohol, and move him on from the poker machines by 3-4pm. Because they know he can’t access more money via an ATM they’re not too concerned. They have my contact details. My added concerns are: - Dad does not eat for the time that he is there, drinking alcohol, and nothing since breakfast. - Dad now has a low blood pressure issue, from sitting to standing. His GP has reduced one of his meds, but given that Dad has dementia he will deny any issue. He has had a few minor stumbles already which may be dizziness. - We never know when Dad will go to his club. He doesn’t tell us. I check up on him and next minute you see a taxi pull up and he’s away. We never know when he will be home either. I also work 4 days a week. - Dads carrying large sums of cash in his wallet. - Hes drawing attention to himself to the point that shortly he may he barred from any gambling there... could he then decide to go elsewhere.? At least we know where he is. - When I rung his club yesterday to check on him ( all the staff know him) the Bar Manager told me that lately Dad has been getting quite sarcastic & bad mannered with staff. .... this will be because of any drinking & gambling curtailed. - when he does get home ( after s few pints) there’s the added risk of cooking or smoking in the house. I have switched off his cooker at the mains before he actually knew enough to turn it on. Dad is not self funding for care, and doesn’t yet qualify until that crisis happens. He will not join any other activities, groups. I cannot keep tabs on him 24/7 , but I do have a meeting this week about Dad getting a tracker device on his key ring. It can only be activated by the Police if he goes missing. If I limit his gambling in some way or get his club to pay directly into his bank account , he will make my life miserable wanting his money out. I have authority on his bank accounts. Any advice here please?