Mum is 92 and has just been diagnosed with Alzheimers (we waited four months for this diagnosis from the initial assessment!). She's currently in a care home on short term assessment which as been extended twice because of her fluctuating behaviour. Social Services have been to see her three times to assess whether or not she has mental capacity and each time she has presented herself well and has been quite lucid, so they are talking about sending her home. I am objecting to this as there are more often days when she doesn't know where she is, she is mentally back in her childhood worried about missing school, being late home etc., and there is no pacifying her, she gets very agitated and sometimes aggressive in her illusions. We will be asked to attend a Best Interests meeting shortly and in the meantime the care home have been asked to report on mum's "bad days" which happen more frequently than the good, but there is no way she could go home and live alone as she wanders all night long during her bad periods and there is no consoling her. Does anyone have any advice as to how I can deal with Social Services and try to persuade them that they could be making a mistake based on three one-hour meetings with a lady whose behaviour is erratic at best? I'm very worried because this is the fifth social worker Mum has had since September and they have a serious lack of continuity in passing information on to the predecessor. She has a depravation of liberty order which was taken out by the last social worker but this current one seems hellbent on sending her home.