Mum 74, is the oldest of 7. Youngest is 57. The two youngest of her siblings refuse to beleive there is anything wrong with Mum. Two siblings are overseas, and make no contact. One sibling has more of an understanding of AD, the other sibling does but doesn't. None of them see her very often, and when they do she appears somewhat her normal self apart from being quiet. Yesterday, I took Mum to visit 3 of her siblings for lunch. Her brother who is a functioning alcoholic, Mum now has taken exception to. The other week she said she felt like stabbing him with a knife Yesterday when she saw him, she screwed up her face, but said Hello. When he said that he would have to leave to go to work, she said " good we will have some peace". When he left she begrudgingly let him kiss her cheek. Her brother left and was very subdued. ( this is one who refuses to beleive she has AD) I think pretty much everyone noticed Mums behaviour, but do I really have to phone any of them ( or her brother) and explain? Throughout all of this, only one of Mums sisters regularly rings to see how Mum is. They all have internet and phone... its quite easy to contact the Alzheimers Society for advice and information I feel.