Hi everyone, sorry this is a bit of a long one. my father (64) received his diagnosis three weeks ago. He is very much in denial and already pushing back on any support offered like his community nurse wanting to come and offer post diagnosis support and occupational health coming to chat . My sister and I care for him as he lives alone. I am a mum of three 6,4 and 8 months) my sister just married and works full time. Dads been showing signs of dementia for last 2/3 years and it’s been an uphill battle to get the diagnosis. He no longer drives, can’t cook anymore, doesn’t leave the house unless we are taking him to shop, he has zero socialisation opportunity exempt my sister and I. We try and encourage activities at home like listening to music, painting by numbers, jigsaws etc but he finds this too much and just gives up. Because he isn’t keeping his mind active I worry so much about how quickly he is going to deteriorate. Can anyone share my experiences where a parent has been diagnosed with early onset dementia? We’re you offered medication ? Did it help? How long did it take for you to notice declines. We already have power of attorney set up, but when did you actually have to start using that?