In March my 92-year-old mother was admitted to a care home in Motril after a fall at home. She has lived in Southern Spain for 30 years; for 10 years on her own after my father died. I live in London and have been over twice since she was admitted. Last month the resident psychologist gave an initial diagnosis of dementia; the type has yet to be ascertained. This came as quite a shock as it had never crossed my mind that she was anything other than eccentric, elderly, and a bit cranky. In retrospect, however, a number of things have started to make sense, especially since I have begun to educate myself about this condition. Since her fall she has lost command of Spanish (semantic amnesia) and struggles to communicate with the staff, being the only Anglophone resident. She is very unhappy in the care home and implores me to take her to Britain. Even if I found a way to transport her to the UK it is not practical to move her into my small rented flat, so I would need to find a suitable residence or care home. She is unable to walk unassisted and has double incontinence. This is all quite overwhelming for me at the moment and I am unsure how to proceed, although I would like to bring her over to the UK. My own funds are quite meagre, and whilst my mother is in receipt of a British state pension, her only capital is tied up in her house. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice?