THREE siblings have reached “breaking point” as they battle to secure the care they feel their 96-year-old father with dementia urgently needs.

Adult social services deem the father-of-three, who was diagnosed with dementia, and paranoia, two-and-a-half years ago, as still fit to live alone.

But according to his principal carer and daughter Amanda Harrington, he can become violent, cannot cook for himself, cannot leave his home unaided and logs “countless calls” to the emergency services, which have also voiced concerns for his welfare.

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