Hi, I'm new on here and no idea how it all works. My mother has been recently diagnosed with dementia although we are still waiting to find out which type. She currently lives on her own in a flat after my father died three years ago and she has declined progressively since his death which I believe was the trigger. My sister and I don't live that near her and so we have been recently trying to get help in for her in the form of carers a couple of times a week to help her with shopping, cooking and general chores around the flat as well as providing company as she is lonely and depressed. We got carers in and it seemed to be going well for the first couple of weeks, but now she is refusing them, though that may change again. Mum is extremely stubborn and completely refutes anything is wrong with her and says that she is perfectly able to look after herself when clearly she isn't in terms of shopping and cooking for herself and sge is losing weight. We don't know what the next steps for her are and feel a bit helpless at the moment. She isn't ready for a care home quite yet and she wouldn't want to go to one yet either. I sure there are plenty of others in a similar situation and it would be nice to hear from others who can relate. Thank you!