I am about to commence battle with the SW's tomorrow (Thursday 29th October) after being given the number of the Chief Exec of Adult Services in our local area and a very sympathetic phone call with his PA. My husband was diagnosed at the age of 57 with Idiopathic Parkinsons and Alzheimers Dementia in 2010/2011 respectively. He battled bravely on at work but had to stop in 2013. I have been his carer for the last 2 years and in July this year I could not cope anymore after his Alzheimers went downhill rapidly. After a heated discussion with the SS it was agreed I could place him in respite care for 2 weeks. It soon became apparent that I could no longer cope with his needs at home and he did not want to come back home. I was told by Social Services because I didn't have 4 Carers a day, even if it failed they would not fund him in any shape or form. At the time I just took what they said as I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown myself. However, I have got myself together and I am now ready to commence battle not just for my husband but for all those who are in this position. I also have a meeting with my MP in November and shall be bringing up the Prime Minister's speech entitled Dementia 2020. I will post again to let you know how it goes but in the meantime 'let the battle commence'