My father in law was diagnosed with Alzheimer's two years ago, and we've been noticing a decline in his ability to cope. He lives by himself (we live 2.5 hour drive away and he has no other relatives) with carers stopping in a couple times a day. My husband went down today to take him to an appointment today and one of the neighbours took him aside and said that my FIL had been wandering in the streets at 4:30 with his medication in hand screaming for someone to help. The neighbour has apparently decided to sleep downstairs in order to keep an eye. We're so lucky he lives around such lovely people. We've decided it's for him to move into full-time care ASAP (my husband will spend tonight down there and probably much of this week as well). We have a care home picked out, but it's near us. I just spoke with the manager, and she said we would need to bring him in for an assessment (obviously difficult) or have social services in his city assess his needs. He hasn't seen the social worker in nearly two years, though we did have a care plan for him ages ago. Is there anything we can say to get the social services out to do another assessment quickly? I know that our initial assessment it took them six weeks to come out, and obviously we don't have that time at this point. I think I've said this before, but I really appreciate all the time and patience and knowledge of people on this forum. What a blessing everyone here is!