Hello all. I was caring for my Mother in my home in England for nearly two years. She has dimentia in that she has short term memory loss and gets confused easily. My Husband and I decided for financial reasons and health that we would retire early, sell our home and move to Spain. We discussed this with Mum and she was happy to come with us. I had discussed this with my 3 younger siblings and told them that if Mum did not like it then we would return her to the UK and settle her in a rest home that she had been to before for respite care. I would mention that in the two years Mum was with us, my sister visited once (she lives in Spain) and only my younger brother twice, despite living locally. My other brother never visited at all.We decided to settle Mum in the rest home temporarily for a month whilst we got the house ready. We had been gone two weeks when we got a phone call from social services saying that Mum was under a deprivation of liberty order as my family had told them I was taking her out of the country against her will and also accused me of misappropriating her money. (I had her authority to deal with her finances)Mum has now been in the home for 8 months and has not had any visitors since the first couple of weeks. She told me last week that she would like to come to us for a holiday and see if she liked it. Can anyone tell me if the DOL order will still apply if she comes to Spain and then decides she would like to stay. Thanks for any comments.