My mum was sectioned in May for her own safety. She was not eating,washing or taking care of herself. She is also an alcoholic. She had been deteriorating over the last few years,had seen doctors but refused to attend further appointments. She phoned me,her only child ,6 to 7 times a day to tell.me how unwell she was. I would do her food shopping then she would not eat any of it and I was all thrown out. I organised meals on wheels that didn't help, afternoon tea and day centres she wouldn't go. Basically she stopped going out. Eventually after a long struggle she was sectioned and she is still in hospital( over 6 months later). Her condition deteriorated further violent hallucinations, delusions and psychosis. She is on her 3rd antipsychotic which seems to be settling her. Two weeks ago she was diagnosed with vascular dementia. Obviously she has had symptoms for a long time and once she leaves hospital it will be into care as going back home is not an option. I am glad I joined this forum as I have realised I am not alone . Thanks.