Hi All. I lost my dad at age 53 to Alzheimer's disease in 1989. We received practically no support in those days and nursed him at home for the four years from diagnosis until his death. During that time, and since, we have had no support from any members of my father's family. I can really appreciate the pain and anguish you guys are all feeling when this sort of thing happens. To add insult to injury, however, one of my aunts, who does not speak to any member of my family, has now become president of our local branch of the society! A guilty conscience must be a VERY difficult thing to live with!