Hello The Alzheimer’s Society is starting a new project on respite care or short breaks for people with dementia and their carers. We want to explore whether people are able to easily use these services and whether they are meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers. I would welcome your views and experiences on this issue. I have set out some questions below but please feel free to give me your thoughts on the topic generally. I look forward to the debate! Best wishes Vicki Talking point questions on respite Do you think respite / short break services are important to people with dementia and their carers? Why? What respite/ short break services have you used? If you have never used respite services, what are your reasons for this? How well have these services met your needs as a carer? How well have these services met the needs of the person who you care for? What would make respite services better for you and the person you care for? Any other comments?