Hi there My dad was diagnosed this week with vascular Dimentia. having just spent the last couple of hours surfing the net it seems likely that his condition went un diagnosed for a long time despite frequent visits from the GP and to hospital as an emergency in the last 9 months. Mum has been coping with him during this time, with some help via social services, but now he's in hospital for 3 weeks of assesment and then hopefully some sort of long term care plan. He's 84, blind and been pretty much house & wheel chair bound for the last 2 years. That was as a result of him breaking his hip and only getting a very poor repair rather than replacement. He's now unable to walk or even get out of a chair without the help of at least 2 nurses and to top it all has a UTI which is very bad too. He did weigh about 13 stone but is now down to 9 stone, Dad now only recognises Mum on every other day when she visits and frequently seems to be no more than 4 years old, asking about his Mum and dad and siblings, except those that would be younger than him, which is very sad for Mum as he doesn't remeber her or my sister who died 4 years ago. What I'd like to know is what help is Mum likely to get from the NHS etc as I think it would be imposible for dad to ever go home? I'd like to help her as much as I can from here by finding out and pointing her in the right direction as i'm sure she is finding all of this very overwhelming too. Mum and dad are in Barnsley so anyone who knows about care in that area please would be useful. Email responses also welcome if allowed via this forum. Mum's on email so i can pass on advice etc.