Does anybody on the site have any insights into how the new Care Act might affect people with dementia and their carers? Putting aside issues of funding, does anyone know if the new act will improve things? In our case my mother who is now in the moderate/severe stage of dementia lives with me and my teenager. My presence in the house masks many of the issues that social services would have to address if she lived on her own and this has taken a heavy, heavy toll on me and my son. Every time I've tried to get them involved my mother has refused each and every suggestion social services has made and they just shrug their shoulders and say as she has capacity she's well within her rights. They blank me when I tell them I don't have the capacity to meet her needs and that we're at a tipping point where even if I was willing to care, her needs are shortly going to outstrip anything I could provide. I'm wondering if under the new act social services will have to assess my mother's needs without taking into account the fact that I'm in the house and actually see how vulnerable she is. If owt was to happen to me, she'd be up the creek without a paddle.