Hi, my dad who is 78 was diagnosed in June with vascular dementia following a series of TIA’s and strokes. But he refuses to take any medication at all, instead relies on 58 supplements a day he used to take 78. His GP has researched them all and raised concerns about them and the dangers of some of them to him and the fact that some may well have contributed to his poor state of health but he says she knows nothing. Other than being told he has dementia we have had no other support other than being advised to sort out a power of attorney which dad has agreed to but only in relation to his finances. I have no idea what to expect, I have asked that occupational health assess his needs at home as his balance is not good but no one has been in contact yet, this was only requested in August. His GP has requested physio for him again we have heard nothing. I am so afraid for him and I guess for me too. I have a brother and sister living about 40 mins away but they have seen him very little and now with the lockdown this brings extra worry. I have a rare health condition myself and may be advised to shield, who will look after my dad. Dad has worked all his life and served in the Navy, and is not receiving benefits, I do not receive benefits either, I am not sure if this matters in relation to his care. He is living independently at the moment as advised by his GP to let him be independent until he can’t be. He can’t live with us it just is not practical, he can not manage the stairs at all. Even asking him to come for dinner is a concern because he often need the loo quickly which is difficult in our home. I am feeling very sad right now for him as he is confused and doesn’t understand the seriousness of his situation at all. He won’t let me clean for him or even remove the multiple mats he has on the floor which are a trip hazard.