Just wanting to have a rant - why is everything with dementia so difficult? I've been wanting to write to my Mum's MP about the lack of support for dementia in her area, but have not had a chance until now, when my Mum is now living in a care home that is just over the border from the MP's constituency. I don't live in her constituency either, and I got this on the MP's email response: "Due to strict Parliamentary protocol, MPs may only deal with enquiries from their own constituents and without your full postal address I will be unable to respond to you". That means I can't officially write to her and actually my mum can't either as she doesn't actually live there any more. Argh! So... I have written to my Mum's MP using "c/o" my Mum's address, (house is being sold at the moment) and I've written to my own MP but not being specific about the area - as she needs to know about this too. I heard an MP on the radio saying he didn't hear much from those who care for people with dementia so it doesn't loom large in his mind. That's because carers are too busy caring to have time to lobby MPs! Sorry, rant over.