AS well as working ful time as the manager of a renal dialysis unit, managing my own family, Ive been caring for my mum with AD for three years. Over the last few months evenings and night time have become dreadful, mum gets anxious and wanders from 5pm through most of the night.I spend four hours with her every evening from 6pm till 10., but as soon as I get home she starts to ring me literally 30 - 40 times during the night. I told the SW that I couldnt cope anymore , and she agreed that I could look for a home for mum , though we need Social Service funding until her house is sold. This is approved via a "panel" who meet monthly, in January , mums case wasnt approved. SW told me she was high priority for the end of Feb, and she would definitely get funding. I found a bed in a lovely home which has been sitting empty for three weeks. Today they rang and said that mums case hasnt gone through again, and we can only hope that well be lucky in March. Ive hit the lowest point ever today, Ive coped one day at a time, believing that respite was on its way. I feel like running away and just dont know where Im going to find the strength to carry on.