Hi This is the first time I have posted on this forum but do read the various comments from time to time. I need to try and find a private carer to help my step-father with looking after my lovely Mum. To start with only a few hours per week until rapport has been built up. This week I have endlessly beeing looking for carers in her local area (Leiston, Suffolk) but nobody has availability at present. My Mum is currently being tested for dementia (we know she has got it even though she is convinced that everything is fine) but the whole process is so emotionally draining for the whole family. My step-father is feeling totally suffocated and we just need a some amount of help to start off with. My sister, brother and I live so far away from them and obviously help so much as I can. Does anyone have any suggestions?