My father suffers from moderately severe Alzheimer's and has recently gone into care - mainly to avoid falls - after living with and being cared for by my mother. My mother died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday. When I told my Dad he seemed to take it in (though in a very controlled way), but when I visited him the next morning it was like telling him all over again. I am grappling with the decision of whether to take him to see the body at the funeral parlour. With regard to the funeral I was planning to take him to see the closed coffin at the family home before moving on to the church. If anyone has any advice based on experience it would be much appreciated.