Hi. I registered here a while back but this is my first post. I care for my Mum who has dementia/Alzheimer's diagnosis. There is a huge history of lack of care by our GP ignoring my pleas for help for over three years and Mum was only diagnosed in September. I am not happy with the lack of care she is getting and I feel we are being swept under the carpet. Social Services are not helpful and making my life more miserable. Everything in the system is working against, not for me or Mum. There's a whole shed load of social issues going on here too and I don't want to bore anyone with it but it does feel good to be getting it off my chest. I'm not one to readily accept help, but when it is offered it is a one size fits all kind of package and isn't suitable for our needs but no one will hear what I'm saying. I think I've been in touch with every organisation going now, and its the same story: a shortage of volunteers or no money or any one of a number of excuses not to help that I've got to the point it is easier to deal with things myself, no matter how ineptly, than to get constantly disappointed by misinformation and even lies. The worst thing I ever did was accept Direct Payments from our local council. I wonder if anyone else is up against the system and feels helpless too? I feel as if I'm vegetating too. I've gained weight and lost my fitness and this is very worrying for me. I am as housebound as Mum is now and struggle to get simple things done like go to the bank and post office. Thank the gods Tesco delivers! Sorry, don't want to sound like I'm moaning, things could be a lot worse, but I just wonder sometimes where I'm going with all this. Thanks for listening.