Hi Jsmith, I've read these forums for a while now but never posted, until now. After reading what's happened to your and your family I can understand what your going through and how heart breaking this horrible disease can be. My names Will and I live in Surrey, but currently I'm at university in Nottingham. I'm 22. My mum is 53. She was 51 when she was diagnosed with dementia. After trying to care for mum the best we could at home, it got to the point where we were struggling to cope. She didn't take to the day centres and regularly refused to get on the bus. We never really went down the admiral nurses route as my dad was worried about finance. In the end, unfortunately, She moved into a full time care home just under a year ago. We had many worries and reservations about whether she'd settle into a care home where the average age was 68. It never gets easy seeing her in full time care, but what has increased dramatically, is the quality time we spend with her. We can now live our lives knowing that she is safe, and well looked after, and when we do spend time with her, she's happy, laughing and its almost as if mum's 'normal' again. Most of the time anyway. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! If not, hope everything turns out the best if can for you and your family.