My Dad (82) has Alzheimers. He was in a nursing home just round the corner from my Mum (81), who could visit him every afternoon, doing jig-saws, taking him in some fruit, playing CD's and having a sing-song. Then, after becoming aggressive, he had to go into hospital for an assessment. My Mum finds it difficult to travel to the hospital. He was stablised on different drugs after just over a week and at his review, the doctor said he was ok to go to a Home again. He has been in the hospital for over 5 weeks now and we are still waiting for Social Services and the NHS to decide who is to fund. Is this normal procedure? It's not just my Dad being ill, it's my Mum's health suffering too and my sister and I also feel frustrated by, what seems, unnecessary delays. I'm not after sympathy but wish we could be kept informed by the 'authorities' a bit more and that they could organise themselves a bit quicker. Is our experience usual?