Hello all, the site seems to give some helpful and supportive advice to all, very impressed. My Mum was diagnosed yesterday as having Alzheimer's. Although it's not come as a shock to us, it's still upsetting and draining. It doesn't seem to have sunk in with Mum, although she understood what they said at the time, by the time she'd got home she was back to saying she was fine and they didn't find anything. How is the best way to deal with this? Her personal hygiene has gone and we were told to talk to her like you would a child, to make her do things. She has just turned 70 and I can't bring myself to do this.