Would like to ask for advice from all you knowledgeable folks please. Mum-in-law is rapidly going downhill. We still do not have a formal diagnosis although GP has said he thinks it is dementia, comparing it to my mother, who has AZ, I think mum-in-law has vascular dementia. Social worker eventually came the Tuesday before Christmas and to give her credit a carer started calling for half an hour in the morning on the Thursday, she said she would arrange for OT and incontience lady to also call but with it being Christmas and New Year could not say when. Hubby and his brother have been taking it in turns to sleep at her house, on the floor, as she insists she cannot lay in bed and is sleeping bolt upright on the sofa. I have bought a V pillow as she jerks awake when her head falls backwards, she refuses to put her feet up on the sofa, says they irritate her. Keeps saying she does not know where she is, tries to turn the telly over by pressing the buttons on the phone etc. She is also getting irritable and more immobile by the day. This situation cannot continue as both of them are back at work tomorrow, hubby was actually in on Friday as emergency cover after a grim day/night with our youngest in hospital and seeing to his mum. Does anyone know if we can insist on her being taken into temporary emergency care, I am very worried about hubbys' health, he has very high blood pressure which is not now being controlled by his medication, we have had a bad year with one thing and another and with this last situation it is spiralling out of control, I do what I can but mum and my sister take up most of the time that I am not at work, especially with their imminent move. Would we have a case for a hospital admission would just like some advice as to what to do tomorrow, hubby tried phoning emergency social services on Friday but no luck, told to ring on Tuesday. Sorry for the long ramble.