I've thought of doing this several times before but never got around to it, like many of you I am a carer of a parent in my case it is my mam. I am very lucky to have the additional support of my brother and sister, the last two weeks have been very difficult with my mam deteriorating rapidly and taking her first visit into the night in her night clothes along with her very frightened cat. She managed to find her way around to my house very distressed running from people she imagined were in her house. These people took several forms over the following days and appeared as soon as she was left on her own. Mam has up until now refused to accept her Alzeimers which was diagnosed last year, because of this we have no additional care going into the home and all three of us work. To say we were not prepared for this episode of increased care is an understatement. Following a trip to a very helpful GP mam has been referred back to the community team and we have also made contact with our local Alzeimers society. What I wanted to say is that for all you lone carer's out there you have my deepest sympathy, I do not know how I would have managed these last 2 weeks without sharing the difficulties and responsibility of caring for mam with my brother and sister.