Hi everyone, Here is an update on my very long 'battle' with Social Services. I have been told that my Local Authority will now be funding my husband's care home fees after fighting for what seems an eternity. It has taken so long to sort out and all my energy and left me with very little time to do anything else. I think I can now recite the Continuing Care Act off by heart. If anyone needs any help with this legislation let me know!!!!!!!!! I have to say the Social Worker assigned to our case has been a breath of fresh air compared to the previous ones. She was sympathetic, caring and was a great listener and really did fight our corner, so my thanks to her. I have also had a copy letter today from the Parkinsons Consultant my OH saw last week and it confirms he has advanced stage Parkinsons. Needless to say I won't be showing him that letter. His Alzheimers Dementia is also deteriorating, which is so sad to watch as he seems to be drifting further away from us each time we see him, although occasionally we see the 'old' OH we know and love and just momentarily his light has gone on but unfortunately it is soon dimmed again. Our daughter has asked how much longer we will have him and I just said 'how long is a piece of string'? I gently told her no-one knows so we must cherish the time we spend with him to shore us up later on. Must say like all of you I am sure, sometimes I feel as if I am watching someone elses life and then something brings me back to earth and I realise it is my life and is something I cannot change. Thanks for all your previous replies and if anyone needs any help in their fight please let me know and if I can assist I will.