This is my first visit to this site and have found much comfort and encouragement after reading so many of the messages. My Mum was diagnosed in November last year at the age of 59. Although this wasn't a complete surprise to us, it is still difficult to accept. Mam is a carer to my 28yr old down syndrome sister and this is where a lot of her worries lie. I have tried reassuring her i will always be there for both her and my sister but Mam feels ( unnecessarily ) guilty. My main concern at this time is, over the last 2 weeks mam has fallen a few times, could this be a sympton of her condition?