Just wanted to say hi to all. Am feeling at the end of my tether today after completely losing it on the phone with a social worker. Decided to search the net for any useful advice and found your forum! I am seen as the main carer for my mum, although I have an older brother and sister. And unfortunately at the moment I feel unable to care for myself with everything else going on let alone look after my mum adequately. I thought I had found a lifeline recently when my mum's doctor re-referred her to social services but it is proving hard work to get any useful help. Even something as simple as getting a carer to help with her medication is a struggle and appears to have endless hoops to jump through to get it in place! Her doctor doesn't offer advice, social services don't seem to recognise the extent of her problem, the consultant she saw a year ago said she couldn't take the medication and we should just expect it to get steadily worse. I just don't know where to turn if the recognised bodies can't offer meaningful advice and useful day to day assistance. Any advice would be appreciated... Brenda.