4 years since I lost mum with dementia and sadly looking for help now for Dad. His memory has been deteriorating gradually but yesterday hit major problems. None of us live locally to him I'm afraid but have daily contact. At 4pm he told me he was just dressing and having breakfast. At 8pm told me it's now dark in the morning. Am about to go over now but what's my best option? Should I arrange a GP visit to assess and should I push for any drugs? The GP refused to use any drugs with Mum and after an appalling hospital stay she was then admitted to a home where she survived 3 weeks. Feeling scared.