Hi, I have just joined this group. My 86 year old mother has a combination of A/d and vascular dementia, she was admitted to hospital on an emergency mental health section covering three days. Her present legal status is voluntary but the consultant agrees we have ground for a guardianship order, after being well settled she is getting restless and wanting home. We are told that the order could take three months and can not cope at home so she can not be discharged she was very violent the day she was admitted to hospital - does not seem to remember the events of that day or who was present. Thinks the social worker was responsible not the doctor or Mental health officer. No one offers any advice unless you really push for it. We live in Scotland and would find the experience of others very helpful. My father is the same age as my mother and has had enough. Mother does not have any acceptance of her limitations so will not go into a care home willingly.