Hello everyone. I have taken the week off work. Much needed space!! M.I.L.(Nan) has been in hospital the last two months due to COPD, very low blood pressure (caused by Aricept?, now on half dose 5mg) Mood since halving the Aricept has changed, more agitated, bad tempered but that may settle. Anyhow now it is time for her to be discharged as there is no medical reason for her to be in hospital. Richard and I had a meeting last week with hospital nurse, CPN, and social worker to see what would be the best outcome for Nan. They went through 'continuing care assessment' and according to that Nan met the needs for continuing care-whatever that means????? It has been decided that Nan should be tried for short periods of time to be allowed home with OT nurses to see if she can cope, and if she can then carers will come in to her four times a day. Richard and I both feel worried about this. She is very weak, unsteady on her feet, at high risk of falls and has stairs in her house. I know we are not professionals and feel out of our depth. Our concern is that what happens when she is on her own. We have alarms in place and we only live along the road from her, but still it makes us worry. Why is Alzheimers disease not taken seriously?....or is that just the way we feel. Sorry for this post...I just don't know where to turn at the moment, everything seems so confusing, I don't understand this whole care system anymore. Nans social worker said Richard must get LPA so he has got on with that, he just has to wait a few weeks for Nans sisters to reply to the Solicitor. Do any of you go through so many mood swings because of all this? anger, confusion, depression, feeling useless, guilty, crying for no reason-or am I losing my marbles!!!!!!