• Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

Removal of Nearest Relative (interesting read)


Registered User
Jan 20, 2011
Thanks for the link to that website. I hadn't understood what Nearest Relative meant before and that it wasn't just a broadening of the concept of next of kin to include non-traditional family relationships. I now understand that it refers specifically to a lay person with strong links to the patient (often a caregiver relative) to be consulted on behalf of that patient when they are mentally impaired or mentally ill.

This link defines who can be NR: http://www.rethink.org/carers-family-friends/what-you-need-to-know/nearest-relative-rights-information/what-who