Hi, this is my first post, after a couple of years of knowing that Mum is not well, and finally getting her to the doctors, and a neurology clinic for a CT scan, we have been told today that her symptoms are consistent with Alzheimers, although she needs to see a Psychiatrist in the next couple of weeks. I thought gettting the diagnosis would be the hard part but we are all in shock having it finally confirmed and now having to face an unknown journey. Being the main person in the family to push for the diagnosis I feel quite guilty now it has come to light and am really worried about how my Dad has taken the news. Mum is only 67 and Dad is already under a lot of stress trying to cope with her daily. I am hoping this initial feeling of shock and guilt will go away quite quickly, especially if I try and carry on with my normal routine! Has anybody else had these feelings and/or any suggestions of how we can cope initially with the news?