Mum had some good news yesterday, Dads doctor has been to see dad recently due to a trapped nerve, causing dad to be crippled in pain. His doctor saw how mum was struggling with lack of sleep and coping with dad. Doctor contacted the Social Service to help them. Last night they rang to say someone will come and help dad in the morning and night getting up and going to bed. Mum is very independent but is realising she cannot do it alone. So now she has further help and the help she gets from her family. Mum was so low at the weekend and dad didn;t want to carry on with life. With this support i am hoping things will be easier as it can be with looking after someone with dementia. I am so glad i have joined talking point, I have learnt so much already on here and shared this with my mum. You are all amazing.