I had a real meltdown about three weeks ago, and finally phoned the emergency number I had been given, ( even though it was the wrong one, I asked the clinic for a number to use if I needed advice and didn't want to wait for my next appointment, what I was given was the out of hours emergency number) After being moved around from pillar to post and five phone numbers later, I finally get someone who says I should have needs assessments for both of us. A nice young lady phoned back and asked questions and that was the last I heard, until today........ For the last two weeks, MIL has been getting up in the morning sevral times, walking through the front room, going to the toilet, and then taking herself back off to bed. Its now 12 midday and she is still in bed, sleeping. Now, as her room is downstairs and we sleep upstairs ( she lived in a bungalow for the last 30 years, so doesn't even realise there is an upstairs) we don't know if she stays asleep all night. I need to ask for some advice, should I take her to the doctor, should I just assume its the dementia and she hasn't got control of her body clock. Or is she il? Its useless to ask her because she wouldn't admit if she was. I phone several numbers again, trying to get some advice, only to be told that they are waiting for the case to be assigned a social worker. Its a good job the meltdown didn't last, isn't it?? Anyway, I get more sense from you lot,so what should I do? Go to the GP as suggested by the Old Peoples unit? In my experience, they don't really understand the dementia, last time I was given tablets I was told to make sure she took them on an empty stomach. How do I do that when she is still mobile and sometimes roams from 6am onwards when I get the rest of the house up, getting tea, biscuits and anything else she can find!! I can't lock her in her room, or lock the kitchen!!!