Hello, I'm an only child caring for my mother as much as I can while working full time. My mum is wheelchair bound and uses oxygen 24/7 for pulmonary lung disease and injects insulin for her diabetes. She has had multiple mini-strokes in the last 6 years and a week ago was diagnosed with vascular dementia. All the memory issues and confusion were put down to needing her O2 levels increasing but it turns out not to be the case. My mum keeps forgetting to wear her O2 and removes and packs away the nasal cannula. Obviously this oxygen starvation is even more damaging to her brain. She seems to have gotten much worse very quickly in the last 6 months and now although she sounds very believable, very little of what she says is true. Sometimes she confuses me with a carer and last night she was chatting to my dad on the phone although he died in 2012. Additionally she is undergoing tests for bowl cancer. The dementia doctor said she needs nursing care 24/7 as she is unpredictable (not aggressive) but sometimes is very lucid and other times sounds lucid but is talking of things that have never happened and doing very odd things. All the while she may or may not be wearing her O2. My mum lives alone in a small adapted ground floor flat privately rented and has carers in 4 times a day for 30 minutes each visit to do the essentials. Now I cannot get anyone to increase her care and she has no savings and I have a mortgage to pay. I've been requesting social services do another assessment for 3 months but no-one ever gets back to me. The GP says it's not her responsibility and she has no control over social services. The memory clinic say they'll see her in a year. I don't know how to get her the help she needs as I've tried so many avenues and they're all closed doors. She keeps trying to inject insulin into her finger where it isn't effective. She's confusing it with the glucose test she should be doing. She's adamant this is correct but it's not and it's dangerous. I go to see to her in the evening after work and I have her with me on the weekends and I've used pretty much all my work leave on her specialist appointments. I just don't know what to do. If I call community transport for help with appointments they are full and can't take her on. There seems to be zero support from any agency and nor do they talk to one another. Are there any tips from someone who has walked this path before me?