Hi - This is my first posting so am not sure if I am doing this right. Just wanted to put my experiences to some use. Mum has had Alzheimer's since 1998 and I and the family have suffered each and every stage of the illness. She is now in the final stages and the only thing that gets me through is knowing that she is oblivious to how ill she is. I would like to think that my experience could be of help. I am happy to advise - but as many of you have said, the illness is different for everyone. Let me know if I can help.