I've lived with and cared for mum full time since she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 5 years ago. A few months ago she told she intended to take her own life because she becoming incontinent. I tried to reassure her and immediately locked her medication away. I also rang her gp to see if there were any other precautions I could take, they added it to her records that she was threatening to take her own life. Since then she's never mentioned it again. She sleeps a lot during the day, and some nights eech week, barely sleeps at all. I often don't hear her moving around, so I don't wake up. I got up Wednesday morning to find her semi conscious downstairs and then found an empty pack of 20 nytol sleeping tablets in the kitchen (which she purchased when out alone), and 2 empty pens of insulin. She must have taken the insulin before I locked it away. She is still in hospital and medically fit, awaiting a mental health assessment. I keep asking if I can speak to the mental health team because her safety is now a real issue to me, and I honestly don't want to carry that responsibility alone. My problem is although I keep asking if mental health will speak to me, no one seems to know. Would I be within my rights to refuse to allow her home if they want to send her home without addressing my safety issue? Any advise would be greatly appreciated. I just don't know where to turn.