After falling and breaking her wrist, my mum has been in hospital a week today. Her dementia has never had a full diagnosis because my dad wouldn't put her through the 'humiliation' and mum was always canny enough to make her GP believe all was well. However, without going into all the details, mum's mental deterioration has been quite dramatic this past week and today she is due to see the hospital geriatric Dr. She is desperate to come home, my 83 yr old dad wants her back and is in total denial about what this will involve for both of them. My question is, what is likely to happen for my mum in the next few days? The problem is we never see the same person twice. The nurses are lovely but can't really tell us very much beyond what she's eaten, pain relief etc. Do I demand (politely) to speak to a consultant? I understand she's got to see an Occupational Therapist, but this has yet to happen. Everything seems to take place piecemeal and at a snail's pace. Nothing is joined up. Any advice about breaking through the wall of bureaucracy and getting someone to talk to us about the next stage?