Hello, I am the main carer for my Dad who is 84. He has various health issues - Parkinsonism, pacemaker, high bp and high cholesterol. This year he was admitted to hospital twice, first in July with a UTI and dehydration and stayed for a week and a half and then in September for three weeks with c.diff infection which he picked up from the first hospital stay (hospital failed to inform me on his first discharge that his iron levels was very low, and he actually showed signs of infection before discharge). From the infection he now has inflammatory bowel disease and needs to wear incontinence. While in hospital on both times he had bouts of hospital delirium but only mild memory impairment. For the second discharge they sent him to a rehabilitation care home to build up strength before coming home. In the care home his appetite improved and he got stronger with physio but he contracted another UTI and his memory deteriorated. Last week the memory clinic doctor saw him at the care home and diagnosed him with Parkinsons Dementia and prescribed the patch medication.No support or advice on what to expect. The week before, the therapist at the care home called me in for a meeting and said she believed Dad should go to a residential care due to issues with his incontinence and confusion at night!. All very shocking. Dad was discharged from the rehab care home last week Friday and is now at home with carers coming in for personal care 3 times a day. Social Services are to review next week to see how we are coping at home and if Dad needs a residential care home (would mean losing the house). I am my Dad's only family here and while i am just about coping with his personal care and medication, I am upset at his diagnosis. Also have to sort out his LPA, Will, and see a IFA about paying for care. I have taken a break from work so going to reapply for carers allowance. All very overwhelming. Have been talking daily with my mum and sister who live in the Caribbean but they don't really understand how hard it is. Also my Dad has the symptom of overeating from forgetting that he has already eaten and getting difficult to keep him out of the kitchen. Tough times! Sorry for the long email !!