Has anyone had to deal with a divorce because of dementia? My step mother of 17 years has instigated divorce proceedings against my father. The decree nisi was last week. She has taken most of the furniture, leaving him with just a chair in the sitting room, even took the tv, all he now has is a radio. He lives 70 miles from me, and both my husband and I work full time, so we only see him at the weekends. The hospital is doing various tests as he has atrial fibrillation, and Dad hasn't been formally been diagnosed with any type of dementia, although it is obvious there is something very wrong with his memory. His doctor won't enter into any discussion with me because of patient confidentiality. He is in denial that his wife has left him, and thinks she is coming back even though she has left him with hardly any furniture, and is taking half his savings and house. He tries to ring her everyday, and keeps talking about when she comes back. I am struggling to try and deal with the divorice solicitor on his behalf, and move forward on helping him to purchase a bungalow in the retirement complex near to me. I am not sure whether it will help him if I pay something towards the house as his savings may not now cover the purchase, as his wife is entitled to half, or whether he should put all his savings into the house. He does not understand anything complicated regarding his finances, and his wife has been coming round getting him to sign various documents, I dread to think what. Until she left, my husband and I had been on reasonable terms with her, but she didn't answer a phone message I left for her. I feel like I have entered a nightmare. Has anyone been in this situation before?