A little success story to share with you all as we continue our toil helping our loved one’s live with this debilitating infliction called AD. Following dad’s spell in hospital in May this year, I thought that the time was right for us to do some research into the availability and suitability of care homes near to where I live in Surrey. This led me to contacting my local Alzheimer’s Society branch in Woking where I met this extremely helpful lady who suggested that I should apply for AA (strange how the social service people I’d had dealing’s with up till then had never mentioned this). She also offered to help me fill in the form when it arrived which was of great benefit to us as she was able to give much more clarity when answering the questions than I would ever of been able to manage. Our application was made on the 31st of May, and I received confirmation yesterday that it had been successful. I remember reading a few weeks ago, the experiences of a few of you TP contributors in regard to applying for Attendance Allowance with differing levels of success but I couldn’t find the thread hence this new one but I’m sure one of you moderators will move it if need be. In regard to my research into care homes in my area, I wonder Bruce if I might contact you as you also live in Surrey. Peter.