Hi i am new to the forum but have been browsing quite a bit and reading all your stories. We noticed mams behaviour changing about last september she had spells of acute confusion ringing my sister and i in the middle of the night thinking it was morning. I live nearby and i would call in on my way to work and on my way back to make sure she had taken her medication and she would be ringing to ask where i was. After these spells she would be ok and deny that anything had happened. We called her gp out after this had happened a couple of times and also told him about her behaviour changing towards us she would be verbally agressive when we mentioned getting some help in for her (She wasn't going to have strangers coming into her house cos there was nothing wrong with her!!) The gp referred her to a consultant who she saw in december and she arranged a brain scan which she had on 17th January. While waiting for the results she suddenly started getting worse about three weeks ago seeing my dad and her mam and dad(who have been dead many years) in the house. The gp came out and thought she may have an infection and got her into hospital thinking it would be for a short while until we sorted a care package out. She was in hospital a week and they could find no infection and her scan results show vascular dementia so it is just a very sudden worsening of this. So from being in her own home with help from us we were told she now needs 24 hour care and has now been transfered to a care home which i must say is looking after her great we have been lucky on that score. Another complication we have is that she did not have power of attorney so after speaking to her solicitor he said she has to be made guardian of the court which may take months. It is hard visiting her because she is obviously not happy she is either telling stories from the past as if they have just happened or just talking nonsense. She has a huge distrust of people and thinks everyone is after her things to sell them or they are going to do something horrible to her. It is hard to get my head around how quickly this has happened and wondered if anyone out there has had experience of this. We have a meeting with her doctor on monday to discuss things as we haven't even talked about it properly as before she got proper diagnosis the illness had progressed so much. Nobody seemed to want to tell us much before the diagnosis. Sorry to have gone on a bit but i felt i had to tell the story.