Does anyone have any experience of relatives being sectioned because of AD? (I'm guessing section 3 of the Mental Health Act). I've read about how long they can be held and whether they can be medicated, but I want to know - where are they held? (secure ward on a mental hospital?) How are they restrained? Are relatives allowed to visit? What is the usual outcome and how long will it take? As you may have guessed, they are saying this may be required for my Grandma. She has new tablets, but these are just tranquilizers, so they are unlikely to cause any major improvement Sorry if this post is upsetting for anyone but I really want to know what it would be like. This will be her worst nightmare.