This is my first ever post to anything, so forgive me if I break any unwritten law (as Monty Python used to have it). The central point for me of a very moving documentary (Malcolm and Barbara) was B's anger at the fundamental injustice of the Gov'ts refusal to pay for care for people with AD. Quite apart from the indignity of her illness,My mother (war veteran, brave colonial mother) is having to use her savings, accumulated at some cost by my late father, to pay for her care in a residential home, when if she had cancer it would all be paid for. With the huge numbers of people likely to suffer from AD, the Gov't is clearly scared witless at the potential cost of doing so, but will not admit that this is the case. So while I welcome its recognition that AD is an important national issue, as long as it fails to accept its responsibility for caring for our relatives, I view their efforts as mealy mouthed hypocrisy.