My Dad has been under assessments with the GP and memory clinic for a few months, we have been fighting to get support for us as a family and for him as living alone and not managing everything very well. Last week Dad was admitted to hospital in an emergency capacity, he had an angiogram and now has started on dialysis. He's currently in a state of Delirium, (which he suffered 2 years whilst in hospital), and so is far more confused than he normally is, and is having hallucinations etc. A nurse has pulled the curtain around the bed this afternoon whilst my sister was visiting Dad and declared "your dad has already been diagnosed with Vascular Dementia, and shouldn't have been driving for a long time". He was making out, this was in Dad's medical notes. How can he already be diagnosed without any of his family knowing, why would the GP and memory clinic be assessing and testing him for a memory condition if they knew this all along?? I am very angry, that this was announced to my younger sister, with no warning. I am Dad's next of kin. And in front of Dad too. But if he's told us this and misread something or misunderstood something in Dad's notes, then surely this is a case of serious error. And if it turns out, that every professional in the services, knew about a previous diagnosis, that neither dad is aware of, and his two daughters are not aware of, and he's been allowed to just get on (and deteriorate over the past year with no external support) and no one telling him or us he shouldn't be driving, surely for goodness sake, this is a huge failure. Any thoughts please??