My Gran is 90 years old and over the past 18 months to 2 years she has developed short term memory loss. To the untrained eye she has all the symptoms of the early onset of dementia. I am concerned for her safety, she currently lives in a 3 bedroomed house alone. She is very independent and does not require any help washing, dressing etc, but she does need checked on daily. My family live around 30 minutes from my gran, but she has a lot of very good friends but it is a lot to ask of them to check on her everyday. She is very social and likes to go out with her friends etc, so a care home would not be suitable. My mum has been trying to organise a memory test with the GP and long discussion with social services to try and organise a carer to check on her daily. This has not been very successful as after a memory test carried out this week the GP has now stated it has not his job to make any referral regarding care or even to diagnose Dementia or what ever this is. I really need some help as to what to do? Whose responsibility is it to diagnose my gran so that we can get her some help and support at home for her.