Afternoon all, I have recently found this forum and have found it really good reading and very informative. As some background, I am caring for Mom, who was diagnosed in late 2014 with Alzheimers. She is currently taking Aricept and anti depressants. She seems to have gone quite quickly "downhill" since then although (and from what I read its quite a common theme) she insists she is "fine". I work full time but try my best to call her or pop in every day. I usually take her a meal and see her on a Saturday. My first question really is.....I feel its time that maybe she is perhaps in need of having carers in daily .....I know she will be dead against this - I just wondered what others have done. She recently scored 5 more points on the test they have them do but the social worker said this is also quite common. I am due to see the social worker on Thursday but as yet they havent been a massive amount of help - although very understanding but not really anything constructive. They did suggest various groups for mom to attend but she wasnt interested blaming the weather etc. So thats my background, just wanted to post and say hello, and find out how others get around the problem, mom doesnt have a partner so lives alone if that makes any difference to carers going in etc.