Thank you Teddy! I have just seen your response but it is pretty much spot on. There isn't a service for early onset dementia (unfortunately) but I will have a better look in to this to see if there's a more appropriate service available. Hopefully now that we have a diagnosis, social services etc might be able to point us in the right direction. It really is a minefield of which service does what... And yes you're right, I did mean cerebellar! Re. the drinking, were you referring to the vitamin B deficiency? This is something I'd read about. My dad has always drunk socially, but no more than 'average' amongst his friends (although in my opinion he can drink a lot! Certainly no dependency though or drinking every day).