Good morning TP, I've been reading the posts here for a few months now, thanks for the helpful replies that are always here. My Dad has AD and recently spent 5 weeks in a care home while I was away (he lives on his own). Of course, his illness is gradually progressing, but his abilities seemed to take a step down in those 5 weeks because he forgot a lot of his daily routine e.g. how to operate his microwave. Hopefully that will now be partly overcome by a regular visit from a local charity that works to help people remain in their homes (Pramacare). Now the question I've decided to register the EPA that we (Dad and I) completed a year or so ago and I've got as far as giving Dad the notice that I intend to register the EPA which is ok, but I also need to notify 2 other relatives (I count as one of the three required). I am an only child and so is Dad, and all of his parents' generation are long gone, so, from the list of relatives in the Public Guardian notes that leaves cousins as the only possible option. As far as I know Dad has no surviving cousins either though they might possibly exist, Dad is not in contact with any - I've tried asking him and searched through his address book - though his father did have quite a few siblings Dad doesn't even know if they had any children. Does anyone know what is the consequence of submitting the registration with no relatives notified (with an explanation similar to the above)? Longer / more expensive registration process? What do the Public Guardians Office regard as adequate effort to trace relatives - do they expect you to go as far as looking up old census returns and birth certificates like you would do for compiling a family tree? Thanks for reading this far, John.