AN OPEN LETTER I say ‘goodbye’ to my brother this weekend, he is off to start a new life in New Zealand, with his wife and two sons. It set me thinking. Some years ago he would not have contemplated this because our mum was still alive. She died of Parkinsons Disease, and at the end was not making much sense of life.but she would have been all for him going and making a new life. I got to thinking how this translates to someone involved with AD. My lovely man now can no longer make sense of anything, who he is?, where he is? nor who I am. I guess what I would say is: If you can do what you will, without deliberately hurting anyone….go for it. How awful would it be to deny your own future, for the sake of someone who will not even remember. No…….I am not about to leave dear Lionel this is not my problem,, but it has set me thinking about some of you out there. We are all only blessed with one life……..Our parents lived it ‘their’ way……we have to live ours, in relation to our families. I am not proposing that we all abandon our loved ones……………….but I would ask some of you to consider where you are, and what the future really holds. My very best to my Brian and family…………..and to all my friends on TP, “do what is right for you." Each and every one of us only have one life.