This forum seems really helpful & supportive so hoping for some help with my mum-in-law, yet to get a diagnosis but she def. has dementia, we'll find out exactly what at next visit to clinic March 10th. She's 86 and lives alone, very confused and seems to be just existing not living. Currently trying to sort out care package for her, we've finally got to the top of the waiting list for the Local Authority's 6 week 're-enablement' package & will probably go with that for now, just to get us onto the Adult Social services radar . Main immediate concern is she isn't eating much at all and isn't taking meds for type 2 diabetes, I call twice a day to remind her. She currently has full meals on wheels package delivered daily. She eats the (diabetic option) hot pudding and yoghurt, but that's all she has all day. The hot meal and sandwich go in the bin. She claims to have cornflakes but same box has lasted 4 months. If I take her to local garden centre cafe she woofs down a full breakfast, same if she comes to us for dinner (which is difficult as she goes to bed at 5:30). I'm thinking smaller meals might be easier, if she can be persuaded to have something when we finally get regular health worker visits. She will eat bananas & grapes, I suspect she eats them all at once! Out shopping she'll choose crisps, chocolate, biscuits & scones. I can only get to visit a couple of times a week so I'm fretting the rest of the time. Obviously I will ask same question when we next go to see the diabetes nurse. Any links to helpful sources of info much appreciated Thank you!!