My dad was referred last week to the mental health unit in the new area my parents have just moved to. Also a CPN is coming to visit. Dad is in his 6th year of AD and this is the first official assessment after original diagnosis. Mum always refused help but the move has proved an ideal opportunity to get this started. At the doctors appointment last week she behaved as though there was nothing wrong with him even though there obviously is - how many patients roll up their trouser legs and sing to their GP's? As I was there he did get the referral he needed thank goodness but its the next bit I am unsure about. On the site I have seen a lot about these tests but don't know what to expect - what do the scores mean and do they assess the level of need by the score? I want to make sure we are prepared for the next step as dad condition is rapidly declining. Mum still defends his behaviour which is natural considering the 55 years they have been together, but how long we can all carry on like this I am not sure.