My brother and I have organised that my mum is cared for at home. We get direct payments from the social sevices and have found some lovely carers. I moved from London a couple of years ago to be near mum, I live locally with my husband and two small kids. At the moment my brother is away working. But what is really bugging me is mum's other family. She has two sisters and a brother and a mum. They live in a different part of the country - so i don't expect them to visit - but they don't ever even phone, write or anything. My Grandma has never been one to call us or visit. I call her when I can to chat. We have always been really close and i feel that i have to accept how she is. It must be breaking her heart that her daughter has this awful illness. And she does want to see mum. But the others - mum's brother and sisters. I don't know whether to confront them about this. They aren't cold people and i think they'll really end up regretting their cowardice which is all i can put it down to. I think mum feels it sometimes and it makes me feel so so sad. That now mum has hardly any one. When my brother is away i'm the only one who sees her. I just think it awful that someone who once had countless people in their life now just has a handful. I suppose this can be what happens but it makes me want to shout and rant...I feel alone and i think mum does too.