Hi Rob, thank you for your speedy reply! My Mum has had a diagnosis, about 3 years ago. She tipped from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Mixed Dementia then after a spell in hospital. She has been functioning quite well so we never really needed to consider carers until now. The main issue was the emotional impact of losing a person gradually. Do you need a GP to refer to social services? I will check out the 'I care for someone' threads. Thanks for tip.