My Dad has moderate dementia and just wants to shut the whole world out. He is 83 and we are trialing the 3rd antidepressant so far. My mum is not coping well (she is 80) because she can't get through to him. I am their carer throughout the day, they don't have to do a thing when I leave at night but I honestly feel way out of my depth since diagnosis. I have tried tough love, kindness, etc etc. To top it off my Mum has started symptoms of short term memory loss and gets muddled easily. They are both still ok to stay at home as long as I am there everyday and neither would want to go into an assisted living home, both become very distressed when that has been bought up and quite honesty it still is ok for them being in their own home, they would die within months if they had to go into a home and I would never do that. Sorry for the rant, but this is relatively new to me and there has been some really horrible days lately. I am in Australia and don't seem to get much support so far. Any help would be very much appreciated.