I hope this is the right thread to put this on as its my first post. My nan is undiagnosed (not been to the gp recently for new developments in her behaviour) but her mother had alzheimers and shes always been concerned about herself and how likely she was to develop it, if thats the correct wording. As of late shes been getting worse, she asked my grandad the other day 'are we married?' Which upset him, obviously. My question is, if it becomes too much for my grandad to care for her by himself, i would like to help. I have a wonderfully big family as my nan had 4 boys so lots of uncles, aunties and cousins willing to help but i previously worked in a hospital and have experience caring for elderly people with alzheimers/dermentia so feel i would be able to look after her more efficiently if she needs more care. But i'm due to have a baby in just over 4 months. So if within the next couple of years she does need more care, is it possible to do it with a child? None of us would like her to go into a care home because i want her to be well cared for and i know we can do that and theres always that worry about mistreatment that you see in the media. I just wonder if it is possible to look after someone whilst looking after a child? I know kids, especially when they're walking around will cause havoc but my cousin has had a baby 5 months ago and she loves that baby and you see her light up and enjoy spending time with her. Whether it could help give her some focus. Any advice would be extremely helpful. Thank you for listening.