My husband has Fronto temporal dementia diagnosed Jan 2012. He went to his solicitor 6 mths after diagnosis to do enduring POA in which he named me, his wife of 29yrs as his sole attorney. We have two girls, one who is just turned 14 and was 9 yrs when this all manifested. Due to lack of insight into condition , hb refused to believe how the condition would deteriorate. He was angry that I had given information to neurologist that aided diagnosis. Failed to acknowledge MRI scan which showed marked left temporal atrophy and frontal atrophy along with a full assessment which showed semantic dementia. As a result of this husband refused to go back to neurologist( who was a specialist in FTD )and also invoked patient confidentiality. Roll on 4yrs of declining capacity, no help or support, no one visiting to see how we were coping as a family. I went to a solicitor who suggested sepeartion/ divorce as the only way to force capacity hearing since I have hit brick walls at every attempt to get CPN team to communicate with me. It had the desired effect. Hb solicitor had him assessed privately and indeed incapacity has now been determined. The problem is that my husbands solicitor is refusing to release the POA to me and I cant register without it. Yes, this is being taken to Court of Protection ,...at a cost to me. Has anyone ever had this happen? I think hb sister and brother are working with hb solicitor to prevent me being attorney. I am in N.Ireland so things seem to be a bit different here with the law. My own solicitor feels that hb solicitor is in breech of duty by not delivering document which is a legal document.