My mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer's on Wednesday. I sort of thought it might be but didn't think further than that. Now I have to face it and I'm finding it hard. I'm 52 and she's a very young 80. I love her very much. Everyone on this board seems to know so much about it all. There are a lot of abbreviations I don't understand, and people talk about 'stages'. I know nothing of all this and feel totally at sea. This is a great website but there's so much and I don't know what to look at first. My mum is OK at the moment. Bad memory problems but she's still living at home on her own OK, still driving, looking after herself well, having a great social life - she's lucky she has some good close friends. It's the future that worries me, and also how to talk to her now. She was worried because the doctor spent some time with me after the consultation and she seems a bit suspicious of what we might have been talking about. I just don't know how to reassure her without telling her exactly what was said and upsetting her. The doctor told her what was wrong but I don't know if she remembers. Sorry to ramble on - I just wondered if anyone had any suggestions. I'm sure there are answers already on this board but I haven't time to trawl through thousands of posts.