SPECAL stands for Special Early Care for Alzheimer's. It is a registered charity founded by Penny Garner. They operate in Oxfordshire, and have a wonderful approach to caring for Alzheimer patients, and they have also published some very interesting and useful literature. As Chris has already reported, they now have a website: www.specal.co.uk , and their contact details are The Old Hospital, Sheep Street, Burford, OX18 4LS Tel. 01993 822129 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org I just wish there was a SPECAL branch near us!!