From my previous thread - Dad had his assessment with OPMH and was immediately diagnosed as having Dementia - probably Alzheimers at this stage but will not know for sure until a CT scan is carried out. I thought having one parent with Dementia was bad luck - I never in a million years thought both my parents would be diagnosed with the same illness and such a short time apart. Last year we were trying to cope with Mum's diagnosis and the decision I had to make to place her into care - I did not expect one year later to be starting the whole process again with Dad. At least this time around I have nothing to fear - I understand the process, the symptoms and where this will all end but to think I would end up with both my parents suffering from such a horrible illness and ending their days in care was something I had never contemplated. Dad is still able to live at home on his own with outside help at the moment, but from what I have seen in the past two months since the seriousness of his mental state was highlighted I am not sure how long that will be for, but if anything like Mum, by this time next year I will be visiting both of them in care.