Hello everyone I haven't posted on here for sometime. Things have changed with my mum. She started wandering on 1st of April. This had never happened before. On the first two occasions she was found by members of the public by my old primary school and dad went to collect her. After that dad started following her at a distance. She gradually went further and further. Dad had to stop following her because of rheumatoid arthritis in his knees. The wandering became a daily occurrence. People were bringing her back on a daily basis or ringing us up to come and fetch her. On one occasion she even got into a stranger's car without a second thought. Fortunately she was brought back safely. I was so concerned that I contacted social services who told me to ring the police after two hours if she didn't come back. We've had to do this on three occasions. The police have referred her to social services. We now have a wonderful social worker. She is horrified by the extent of the wandering to such an extent that both she and the police have advised that we lock the door from 3.30pm and if mum tries to get out to call the police. The social worker is arranging respite urgently. Mum has been found not to have capacity to make decisions re her health. Dad and I are also virtually housebound as well now because mum has lost her keys so we can't go out and leave her. I am physically disabled so I am unable to go out alone. Mum is undergoing assessments by the social worker and has been re-referred to the memory clinic. We have only known the social worker a week and things are already progressing.