...When dealing with my "support services"? I'm hoping it's 'Crisis'. I've been using that one a lot today. I feel like a bit of a fraud as my in-laws have been in respite for a fortnight, but we've had two nights of no sleep at all and FIL fell this morning which meant I woke after an hour's sleep to find the paramedics downstairs. He was okay, thankfully. FIL has mixed dementia, MIL has vascular dementia. We had years of MIL wanting to go home etc. but she has settled nicely now and is quite content in her own little world. FIL was diagnosed a year ago and they've been living with us since then. FIL never sleeps through the night. Sometimes I get as much as 5 hours sleep, but that's about it. Last night he didn't sleep a wink. No sooner did we tuck him back into bed than he was up sitting on the edge of it again, hallucinating, delusional and generally all worked up. We tried everything. Nothing worked. He finally settled at 7am. OH went to work and I went to bed. The carer came in and found FIL on the floor at 8am. She called up the stairs to me but (funnily enough) I was in too deep a sleep to hear her. The psychiatrist prescribed Melatonin a few months ago, but it hasn't worked at all. The Dementia Link Worker told me about a month ago that the Dr would be in touch 'within a couple of weeks', but I didn't hear anything. I called today, because we are desperately waiting to try his list of magic meds, only to be told that the Dr left 2 weeks ago. So now we're back to square one trying to chase up a new Dr. The carer wasn't allowed by her bosses to stay on for extra time. They told her it was okay, that I would pick up the slack! I've left MIL in bed for a lie in as she didn't get any sleep either. I'm just about to get her up now. FIL is sitting in his chair dozing. I've tried everything to keep him awake, but no use. The GP just phoned (Paramedics phoned her): 'How is he now? Ok? Oh well I don't think there's anything to be gained by me visiting...' She's probably right as she's fairly useless. We still don't have a social worker. They closed our case as there were 'no problems'. The previous social worker ignored our request for SDS. And to top it off, the day centre phoned this morning to say that they wouldn't be picking FIL up as their bus has broken down. Does anyone have a spare rock I can crawl under?