arial7black Hello, I am new and have never joined a group like this before so please excuse errors. You sound lovely people and I can identify with so much that has been said. Is there anyone out there who can help me with information. My father and step mother live in France. His dementia is worsening as he ages (now 88). The problem is I do not speak fluent French and do not know the system. The GP has done blood tests, and Doppler scan to check blood supply to brain but has not ordered an assessment or anything but I do not know if they do that in France. Does anyione have any French experiences? I am desperate as I cannot go over at present and my step mother appears to be going the same way.