My mother has recently been diagnosed with mixed dementia, Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia etc. She has rapidly deteriorated and is exhibiting a range of worrying behaviour. So I arranged a friend to go in daily to oversee mediation and meals and a bit of company. It lasted 3 weeks and my mum found out she was paying and threw my friend out. I then arranged professional carers and told a ‘ therapeutic’ lie and said the government was paying for it. They lasted 3 weeks, she refused entry and threatened to call the police. Anyhow she had hip replacement and has been a nightmare on the ward, forgetting she had an operation, not using walking aids, falling over, etc. Hospital and I agree she needs 24 hour care and should not return home. Did I mention she won’t do her exercises and is not improving her mobility. Social services did a short ward assessment and decided she was fine to go home and have carers visit 4 times a day. I pointed out she won’t have them in the house and she will climb up stairs whatever anyone says. He ignored me. She also visits the toilet every hour during the night! I have been advised to appeal and the hospital have also appealed. My feeling is I put her somewhere safe rather than wait for social services experiment to fail and my mum become hurt. Any advice?