My sister (M) was diagnosed as early onset Alzheimer's last year. she has just turned 57. She lives with my other sister (A, her twin) who is stuggling with the emotional stress. I feel not enough support is being offered. They have a once a week visit to the house by an Occupational Therapist and that's it. She is on Aricept but there has been no notable improvement. We feel M need more stimulation, we feel as though she is giving up. A has tried lots of different activities with her but nothing seems to capture her interest. I live 100 miles away and work full time so I can't spend time to help A apart from weekends. I spent the weekend with them both recently and I feel M has just become so disconnected with life. We just don't know what to do. Also A and her husband have booked a week's holiday - they desperately need some time to themselves. I will take a week's leave to be with M but (I need some advice here!) should I stay in her own house or should I bring her to my house? I thought perhaps being in my house might be a change of scenery but then I thought maybe she would find the change too much and might get distressed. Help!!
Sorry about this rather inarticulate ramble. Any help/suggestions very welcome!