My late father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease but was refused NHS funded care The Ombudsman upheld my complaint that 'the eligibility criteria were more restrictive than National Guidance allowed' It thus follows that any patient suffering from Alzheimer's etc. who has been refused NHS funded care, must also have been subjected to unlawfully restrictive 'eligibility criteria' in order to reach that decision. All such patients must thus automatically qualify for fully funded NHS care. In fact, HSC2001/17 (page 31) confirms the law under 'Coughlan' that anybody with a health need or a disability must have ALL their care paid for by the NHS. Since winning my case I have been helping many people throughout the country, who have been refused NHS funded care, to recover all care costs or obtain 100% NHS funding. If you require further information or assistance please contact me direct or visit my 'free nursing care information' forum .