When we thought our problems with dad were getting bad, everything just got worse! Mum is now in hospital,not sure what's wrong yet. My dad can't be left so my sister and i are doing 24/7 care with an unwilling father! Learning fast about 'sundowning', evening visiting is a nightmare. After his GP visit his MMSE score was 14 and we are now waiting for a hospital refferal. My question is, can we get or try to get any help from anywhere for now or when mum comes home. We are both finding it all so hard to cope with and are lucky to have understanding kids and husbands! It's not the care but the overwhelming patience needed for this illness and even after all that sometimes you still can't get anything right..... sorry i'm going on now but i know you all understand where i'm coming from and that is a real help. Oh, my car got broken into last night on the hospital car park, just for good measure.