Hi everyone I have just heard from the NHS that my mother will be having the DST Assessment for NHS Continuing Care on 4th December (not a lot of time to prepare!). She has resided in a care home for 3 years now and this is her current status: Alzheimer’s and Vascular dementia Doubly incontinent Incoherent eg. she speaks but we cannot understand her. Refuses food (will eat a banana and drinks orange juice most days) Needs help with food but can drink out of a glass. Refuses medication (apart from insulin which is injected) BMI – 17 Has been violent towards staff and other residents Anxiety issues Has on occasion been found unconscious on the floor and been admitted to A&E (mostly due to low sugar levels) but has also had a pacemaker fitted this year. Unable to dress or wash herself. Doesn't recognise her family. Sleeps most of the time. Is able to walk Chronic kidney disease (stage 4 but is manageable) She is on a low dosage of Risperidone Has anyone else had the DST assessment and looking at the above what do you think our chances are? Thank you.