Well finally after months of gentle persuasion and then outright bullying and taking control I finally got my parents to agree that my dad needs to see a doctor. Went this morning and it was so sad to see him struggle with the GPCOG test. He scored 3 and having read up on this since I got home I know that this is very poor indeed. He needs to go for bloods, ct scan and memory clinic before a formal diagnosis can be made although I am under no illusion - he has dementia but what type we will wait to see. So what next, how worse will it get, how long? I know until we have formal diagnosis we can't be sure but what are others experience after a score of 3 on this test? Main concern for me is is it too late to get power of attorney? Oh I wish I had taken control earlier but it's so hard dealing with the fact that I will need to now be in essence the parent of my parents! Any advice gratefully received!