Hi, I'm new to talking point and have found it therapeutic reading through other members posts. Good to know I'm not the only one caring for someone with cruel Alzheimer's. My husband and I have had mum living with us for six months and to be truthful it's been a nightmare. Mums had Alzheimer's for seven years, she is in the late stages. She eats (with fingers) really well and has a good appetite but physically and mentally failing, she is incontinent and has zero quality if life. She Speaks gobbledegook and worse of all she wakes up at 4am every morning and will not go back to bed. Insists on getting up (to go to work or feed children). The sleep deprivation is killing us. Mum goes to bed 8pm and we can't get her to stay up later. Tried numerous meds but to no avail. We thankfully have mum in a day centre 3 days a week which she absolutely hates and I feel so guilty leaving her. Has anyone else out there cared for Demented parent at home till the end. I intend on seeing it through till the end but am well aware I might have to give in. Love to hear other people's experiences.