I thought this was worth a mention. Jean is in the latter stages of AD, language gone, spatial awareness gone, in fact you name it, its gone. Normally I keep the door to the drinks cupbaord firmly closed, only because Jean has tidying up sessions and turfs everything out down the garden. She has been unable to open bottles for some time now. However, I must have left it open one night whilst i was upstairs doing something else and when i got down, there was about a quarter bottle of De Kuypers Cherry brandy missing. The bottle had disappeared and, when I found it, it had no top on and the contents had gone. Jean was sat in her chair giggling and then she started speaking lucidly for about five minutes about how she was looking forward to her holidays and how she would like to do something horrendous to the springer spaniel we have had staying with us. And all this from someone who normally is monsyllabic at best and just grunts at worst. Of course, this may not be alcohol related and just be a flash in the pan, and no, I am not advocating that we get our loved ones drunk in some sort of bizarre experiment to see if alcohol has some effect on AD. I just thought that it was worth posting to see if anyone else had similar or more detrimental experiences with the demon drink.