I'm posting instead of my mother, for reasons that will become clear in a few moments. I hope this is OK? I am gravely concerned about the health and well-being of my father. I have been trying to persuade my mother to take my dad to the doctor for about 3 years now without success. She refused to acknowledge there was an issue but now accepts there is. We have just returned from a trip to London with them. My father is 76. He was muddled, confused, anxious, incoherent, inconsistent and very up and down. There were a couple of situations in London where he behaved very out of character and was aggressive, nasty and unpleasant. As stated, this is very out of character. The hustle and bustle of London clearly unnerved him and he seemed isolated and intimidated. With the benefit of hindsight not an ideal setting for a short holiday but my mother kept telling us there wasn't an issue so we went ahead. If anything, this helped convince my mother there was an issue. We got to spend 5 days with him (usually one or two max) and my friend, in social services with some dementia experience also met him and confirmed he is quite poorly. I have now wrestled control from my mum as intervention seemed the only way and he will soon visit his GP, with me accompanying him. I spoke to his GP, and they have been fantastic. I fear he is too far gone to really help now, and am conscious I am waffling, but I just wanted to know what happens next so I can guide my mother. I assume he shouldnt drive, we should moderate his alcohol intake and we should keep his life as simple as possible for the time being?? Thanks for listening.