Hi, My father has alzheimers, he moved to a nursing home last year, as his short term memory loss meant he was becoming incapable. Generally I am very happy with the daily care he is getting. However his debit card, which he insisted on keeping with him, had been used to make daily cash withdrawals and is now missing, his bank account being almost emptied in the process. This also implies that he gave the pin number to someone. Regrettably I can only assume this someone is a care home employee. His money has been reinstated by the bank as they have accepted that fraud was involved, but whether they pursue the culprit remains to be seen. The police will only act on behalf of the 'victim', who is now the bank. I've been told anecdotally that this problem is widespread, but I'd be interested to know if anyone is aware HOW widespread? Thank you, Fred10.