I'm no longer surprised by the waste of time and money some projects researchers undertake. Results of research carried out on 3,020 people between age 65 and 75 in the US for the Journal Neurology, show that; Alzheimer's is associated with a reduced risk of cancer! Those with Alzheimer's at the start of the study showed that 69% were less likely to be admitted to hospital with cancer! Those with cancer at the start of the study revealed that 43% were less likely to develop Alzheimer's than the cancer free participants! How's that for good news over Christmas? It's two years since my wife passed away and I see very little change in the care and treatment of patients. The same questions with the same answers keep getting churned out time and time again. I thank God that I rejected the standard advice, help and medication. Had I followed the well trodden path so many are forced to take because of circumstances, my wife would have had a painful ending instead of extended years of comfort. If I seem angry; yes I am, when I see so much pain and hurt and there is nothing I can do. This illness only hits the headlines when some so called 'celebrity' has a love one with AD. But you will notice they will not take time out to become full time carers. Could it be that the 'Nobodies' of this world i. e. carers that keep their loved ones at home and complete the journey to the end, make others feel uncomfortable? They should not, rather should they learn from their experience. I wish you all the strength to make it through the New Year and that your experiences enrich and strengthen you.