Hi Everyone, My mum has dementia. Its the type that comes from first having had Parkinson's. The doctors are having a very difficult time getting her medication balanced at all. She shakes constantly in her hands and very violently at night. Her memory is very poor and short now, she struggles to get sentences out. Recognition of my father is probably only about 20% at best. Mum often thinks there are 3 versions of him coming into the house. 1 being my dad and the other 2 are helpful men who come round but she feels an embarrassment factor as the evening draws on and will ask him to leave the house. She has called the police on a couple of occasions. She has also had bad hallucinations during one period. I'm very concerned for my Dad and his welfare as well as my Mums. I can see the stress etched on his face when I see him and I know this is breaking him up inside. I've asked him if he would like me to investigate the possibility of someone coming to the house for a few hours a week to give him a break but he is quite resistant to any outside people at this stage. I'm also wondering if my dad might be entitled to any sort of benefits. They are both retired and have a pension. He is her main and only carer living in the same house. Anyone have any experience in this area?