There was an amazing feature in yesterday's DT (8 August) written by someone whose mother suffered from AD. It was entitled 'I'd rather have cancer than Alzheimer's' ... or something like that. Sorry, haven't got copy of paper with me and have looked on DT site, but can't find it. Perhaps someone else will have better luck. It really was moving, and about half way through I burst into tears! It really gave a good view of what it must be like as a sufferer and how a carer has to deal with it ... there were things I could empathise with, hence the waterworks. I will endeavour to find a link (if someone doesn't beat me to it!) so that you can read it.