Hi Everybody I'm a new member and I would just like to say that the information available on this site has already been a big help. I came across the site while researching what help is available to carers and I'm hoping that the collective knowledge of the members of this forum can point me in the right direction. I'm researching on behalf of my Dad who is caring for my Mam who was diagnosed with alzheimers a couple of years ago. He's doing a fantastic job but as her health has worsened the strain is starting to get to him, so after a lot of chipping away from our family he has admitted he needs to accept some. A CPN came out last week and said he would contact Social Services who would come out to assess the situation and then offer their recommendations. Does anyone know of other support and care that could be available to both/either parents or should we wait to see what recommendations Social Services offer ?