Hello everybody. I am new to posting but have visited this site so many times I feel as if I am among friends. My Mum was diagnosed in 2000 and we have jogged along with the memory drugs and the two days a week at the day centre. She lives with my Dad who is totally useless..I suppose he is as lost as I am on how to deal with things but he has blocked so many plans it's just amazing! Mum has recently got alot worse..very confused and agitated/not recognising her own home..in fact just reading thru the posts I can see her in everything. She has also just started another day at a different day centre which is so different and seems to be giving her what she needs...fun,laughter,singing etc. She is finally having a formal assessment by social services next week. Can anyone give me some advice about this process? What should I do to get the best out of this? What can we expect from this assessment? All help gratefully accepted. Thankyou.