Hi I was thinking we could do with a check list of practical things that should be done in what order. to me it seems like there isnt much information out there. ie 1. Get to the dr asap : my mum didnt do this she was messing both me and my dad around for nearly two years b4 going to the dr. 2. Recieve a correct Diagnosis : ASAP 3. Use drugs and complementry therapies to help slow down the progession. 4. things like district nurses and home visits from Consultant's 5. Respite care : Ive head of this but I dont know what it is and I havent been told by anyone. 6. EPA : what is this and what does it mean? this post totally confused me http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/talkingpoint/discuss/showthread.php?s=&threadid=406 7. nursing homes : where are they and how much are they. add to this as you feel is neccarsary. So far I feel as though Iam around point 4 and dont seem to be getting much help from anyone to be honest. Everything I seem to be doing seems to be all off the top of my head and im very confused about the situation.