My nan who has been my mum all my life was diagnosed with mixed dementia last year. With her deteorating quite rapidly now I think she may need to go into a care home by this time next year and she actually agrees which is surprising. But as we all know with dementia that could change at any point. It's something I hate thinking about and makes me so upset everytime I do but I know I need to prepare myself for it. But I have no idea where to start when that time comes. Who do I contact to start the process? Doctor, social services etc? Do you have a choice in the care home or are they chosen for you? How long does the process take roughly from making the decision to move her into a home to get actually going into one? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you!