as my wife was an early onset at the age of 54,she is now 63 and we still have her at home,we were advised with our GP i mean our doctor at the time too look for a care home for her,and he advised me to view a few in our area, and gave me at the time the best one !! now its the worst one !! due to new owners!! BUT WHAT I REALLY WANT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT IS THE ALZHEIMERS SUPPOSED CHARITY ORGANISATION,AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED ALL THEY REALLY DO FOR FREE!! IS RUN A 24/7 HELPLINE FOR HELP !! FOR ANYONE !! THAT NEEDS IT.. ANYWAY TO GET BACK TO WHAT I AM REALLY SAYING.. AS MY WIFE WAS UNDER 60 SHE QUALIFIED FOR I.L.F FUNDING !! (INDEPENDANT LIVING FUND) MEANING WE COULD KEEP HER AT HOME, SO WE WERE GIVEN FUNDING FROM OUR LOCAL SOCILAL SERVICES AT 20 HOURS A WEEK SO WE QUALIFIED FOR THE ILF.. FUNDING AND THEY GAVE US ANOTHER 38 HOURS A WEEK.. AND ASKED US TO GET QUOTES PER HOUR FROM CARE COMPANIES.. THE FIRST PEOPLE I THOUGHT ABOUT WAS OUR LOCAL ALZHEIMERS BRANCH AND CALLED THEM FOR A QUOTE PER HOUR, THEY SAID THEY WOULD NEED TO COME AND INTERVIEW MY WIFE AT HER HOME,AND SEE THE SITUATION THAT SHE WAS IN,ALSO HER STATE OF THE ILLNESS.... WOW !! THEY CAME AND QUOTED ME £15.65 PER HOUR !! AND THAT WAS 2 YEARS AGO!! AND ALL THEY OFFERED WAS A BEFRIENDER THAT WAS JUST TO SIT WITH MY WIFE,THEY DO NOT DO ANYTHING ELSE !! JUST BE-FRIEND PEOPLE THAT ONLY MEANS THEY JUST SUPPLY SOMEONE TO WATCH SOMEONE BUT ARE NOT TRAINED OR LICSEND TO ANYTHING ELSE.... SO WHY THE HIGH HOURLY CHARGES.. WHEN YOU HAVE NO TRIANED STAFF AND ALL YOU OFFER IS BE-FRIENDERS THAT HAVE NO TRAINING AT ALL, AND A;SO ARE YOUS REGISTERED WITH THE CARE-COMMISION.. ??? I WONDER ??