My mum has dementia she is 88 in June last year she fell and broke her hip. While in hospital she was an absolute pain to everyone including the nurses and doctors demanding she have her morphine dead on time, she didnt care that there were other patients waiting too! She was screaming out at night for sleeping pills getting doctors called up to the ward etc. We had to cook for her twice a day and take it up the hospital, as she would not eat their food, luckily we live a very short distance away, which made it possible. Anyway two weeks in hospital, she came home. She has always been demanding and challenging, but since being diagnosed with Alzheimer's it has got so much worse, she is occupying 99%of our time! Violence is now getting worse with her throwing things at us and hitting us with objects etc. Police and ambulance have been called once and then dementia nurses etc got involved in her care. Odviously we argue between us and things are so difficult as she WO t except she has dementia (she says I have dementia coming) she insists she can look after herself without any care, (which she can't) she locks herself out of the house, leaves the cooker on, sets smoke alarm off, cannot use a door key, so leaves the front door open while she's out, tells anyone who asks her pin no. In the shops, cos she can't use the cash machine and on and on the list is endless. My daughter moved in a year ago to care for her as we were getting calls day and night because her telly had gone wrong etc. Its got so bad between us all with trying to manage her that the mht think my daughter should move out and let her carry on on her own? Surely she is at risk? She cannot take her medication, doesn't understand the dosette box and is now refusing any help or medication, she has been discharged from Mental health team and social services, saying she is capable of looking after herself, and they won't do anything, they keep passing it from mental health team to social services back and forth back and forth, my daughter keeps getting accused of stealing her bank card when she has given it to her to do her shopping and we just can't cope, my daughter is having panic attacks and getting Ill and we are both so so stressed out and exhausted. We both think that she needs to be sectioned so they can assessed her properly but nobody wants to do anything! I just wondered if this is a familiar story for anybody? We are so worried and just don't know where to turn, if anybody has any advice it would be greatly appreciated, Thank you.