Hello my name is Laura and I'm looking for some advice. My step father aged 64 was diagnosed with alzheimers around 6/7 years ago but over the last year has really deteriated and my mum aged 68 his career and was diagnosed with breast cancer 3 yrs ago and is now cancer free but the kemo and radio therapy has affected her in a bad way leaving her weak and struggling to cope. Firstly my step father is in dinial that any thing is wrong with him, and has refused to give my mum a bit of respite by going to a day centre or anything like that to give my mum a break, he won't drink, not because he refuses but because he forgets so my mums always having to nag him to drink, he gets constipated to the point it makes him poorly and has now started to refuse to let my mum put saposatries in to relieve his constipation. At the minute the only thing she doesn't have to do is feed him, apart from that she does everything and has got to the point where she feels suicidel. He keeps nodding off during the day and then doesn't sleep at night and as he has to be watched my mum is getting no sleep. I wondered if there was someone she could get in touch with to help give her advice on what to do and/or anyone who could talk to my stepfather to try and make him understand that he his poorly and my mum is struggling.