we have an older growing population increasingly more sufferes with dementia,yet we still hear stories about hospitals inadequatsy,Hospitals are underfunded,understaffed,undertrained(for dementia)and increasingly overwhelmed. A senior Consultant told me that if my wife Anna,went into a coma,she would not be resusitated.Is this not a form of euthanasia? We hear through TP of patients not being fed or given water,I know this is true of my own experience,I still regret that I was not able to bring Anna home again,instead I hear that very few dementia patients ever are able to return home,in hospital they do not have the loving care and patience that is needed.I know how difficult it is to care for someone who no longer knows who you are,but thinks of you as a stranger,or reverts back to their childhood.Dementia is a terrible desease,thank God for the Alzheimers Society who at least are trying to find a cure.My thanks to all at TP and my gratitudealso .At least someone is trying to do something. Are hospitals able to cope? Not at the moment,but there is hope for the future,pressurise your M.P. and the Government with the approaching General Elections they will be looking for your votes. Do something.