Hi back again after a short while, sorry folks, work etc keeping me busy, in fact as callous as it sounds i am actually working more hours at the moment just to get out the house a bit more; mum thinks i should be mixing with more people my own age etc [plus full time money is much better looking in the bank lol] Well Dad is more disoriented these days, he is still on Reminyl 12mg per day and hasnt been visited by the CPN's for nigh on two months!! personally i think their input is 'rubbish' to put it politely [sorry this is a bit of a rant!!] but they have failed to fulfill their support role for mum in my view and it has been me that has tested Dad on the MMSE on the past three occasions!! His medication hasnt been properly reviewed for ages and the CPN who has just phoned last week to say she has been off sick for several weeks said 'oh well we can only visit but thats about it' I was talking to mum last night about a respite break so i think i will give her a couple of days to mull it over; i dont think she is keen. Personally i think in this country..once you reach 65+ no one gives a stuff!