My husband was diagnosed with alzheimers in September and a nurse from the mental health team came to see him and did an extensive memory test. A followup appointment was made for 3 weeks later for him to attend the clinic. Unfortunately the week prior to this appointment my husband started to have bad headaches during the evening. On the Friday he went out in the car (something he has not done - or I let him do - for some time), lost his way but eventually arrived home. That evening he became very distressed and kept saying he wanted to go home and that I wasn't his wife. Saturday evening another bad headache. Sunday an even worse one where he demanded I unlock the door and let him out, when I refused (as I was worried as to where he would go), he got hold of me and pushed me down onto the stairs. I let him out, watched where he had gone and then followed him and coaxed him back home. The next morning he was very agitated and in desperation I called the mental health nurse who came, he then brought in the mental health team who sectioned him under rule 2 for 28 days. I was very distraught so called a friend and we agreed to this action thinking it would probably be the best way to get help for my husband. After 2 weeks in a secure unit 50 miles away I am now seriously regretting my actions as I feel that he is being pulled down, mentally, by some of the very severe patients in the hospital. We are attending a 'discharge planning meeting' tomorrow and wondered if anyone had any advice as to what questions we should be asking or what to avoid so as not to antagonise the 'powers that be' as we would like to get him home as soon as possible.