Well, mum has been brighter this morning, so no call to the GP. I have left her in bed and did some clearing in the garage (well overdue!) and a trip to the dump. Very therapeutic. The carer has been with us for a longer slot today, so more help with the bed changes. Mum's arm is moving again, so we wait to see if it will recover, yet again, or not. You're so right @Carmar, it is ghastly. In an ideal world we would have specialist doctors at each surgery to consult about dementia patients, and also specialist hospitals for those with the condition, who need treatment for other issues. Actually, it should be possible in a not so ideal world, but no sign of it yet! If only all of us carers had the energy to come together as a group and sort out what would be needed, what a difference that would make.