Hi Everyone, This is my first post and I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Karen and I came across this site whilst looking for some help and support. My mother - in - law, who is 73 was diagnosed with Alzheimers about 3 years ago and is today in hospital. She was rushed in on Friday morning after the staff at her residential home couldn`t wake her up. It seems that her kidneys are not working properly and that there was (somehow?) a build up of drugs in her system which caused her to black out. The hospital are not giving her anything to eat or drink, but she is on a Saline/Glucose drip. She didn`t open her eyes until yesterday and then only for a few seconds. She is, all day long just crying and shouting out for her own mother (who passed away 25 years ago). It is truly heartbreaking to see her like this and we are struggling to cope when we visit her, in particular my husband, who is really upset and stressed out. I don`t know what to do to help him through this - any ideas? Thanks.