Today, i went to visit my Nan at the residential home that shes in, the visit is the same as the last. I sit there helplessly while my Nan cries in frustration, unable to get her words out clearly and express what she wants or how she feels. I try to hold back my tears because I dont feel its fair to her for me to cry and cause her even more distress. Me and my Nan have always had a very close relationship, but I feel that I am grieving more than ever for the person my Nan once was, the person I would confide in and would comfort me. I cared for my Nan for two and a half years, but have since started a degree in nursing, which limits my time to visit. I am currently on my summer holidays and i'm anxious to spend as much of my time with her as possible and treasure evey minute. I know in my heart that the time I have left is limited and it hurts. My Mum has told me that I am fortunate to have such a wonderful Nan and I know she is right, but the grief is endless. Many family members who have been unable to cope with my Nan's illness have falling at the wayside, I could never do this. How have others coped with this continuing grief?