My mum was initially assessed in July 2017 scoring 56/100 on the ACE111 test. She then had a CT scan and finally had a consultation in February which diagnosed Alzheimer’s dementia. I wasn’t surprised as there has clearly been a problem for years but my Dad died in June 2017 and so the problem became more obvious. I have taken over full control of her finances, employed a gardener and a cleaner through Age Uk. Mum is fine when at home, can dress herself and cook ok but she’s had her driving license revoked so relies on me doing an online shopping order and her sister taking her to local shops once a week. But she has already been a victim of fraud which we thankfully intercepted and recently invited a loft insulation company in to give her a quote so I am very worried about her safety at home. I live in Somerset so only see her every 5-6 weeks but ring her twice a week. She finds conversation very hard because her memory is so bad she writes everything down. I am an only child and she has no other family (other than her sister) nearby or friends to help. Her house desperately needs decorating but I can’t see how I can do this from Somerset or without causing mum distress. I am still grieving for my Dad so have found this new situation extremely difficult and worry about my Mum’s safety and the future.