Hi Haven't posted in a long time, been far too busy just coping with life, visiting fil in nursing home, selling his bungalow and generaly coping with family life. Now need some advice on whether to appeal against chc being turned down... Just a bit of background, fil is 86 and has had alzheimers for a number of years and we had been managing to keep him in his own home with at least twice daily visits from us until he had a stroke. Stroke was fairly mild in stroke terms but left him with a left sided weakness, unable to walk or look after himself, dress wash etc. The worst bit was the AD meant he couldn't remember any of these things so was at too great a risk to remain in his own home and moved from hospital to a nursing home. We applied for chc and 6 months later predictably it has been turned down. My question is whether it is worth us appealing against this decision?? His personality is such that he is fairly compliant with most things and appears at firt meeting to have some insight into his memery loss and his needs although the reality is quite different, e.g he will refuse a drink when offered one and a few minutes later get quite cross when everyone else has a drink and he hasn't or he will one minute say something that appears quite appropriate followed by completely inappropriate conversation. His memory is 'of the moment' and he could never live independantly again. The assessment apears to ignore the fact that his memory affects all the domains and focuses on what he would be capable of given no memory loss. It also makes no mention specifically of Alzheimers just senile dementia it's as if they are afriad to mention AD in case that diagnosis alters the assessment. We are aware that he isn't as bad as others who have been turned down for chc but I still feel we shouldn't just let it pass without appealing what do other members think? Apologies for long winded post it's hard to explain things in a few words.