My sister has just been diagnoised with alzheimers disease and we have been told that she is at stage seven. I feel like banging my head against a brick wall. I wonder what has happend to the health service as i feel we should not be finding out at this stage. My sister has been ill for at least 8 years with memory problems and the G.P and Psyciatrist back then said she had a mental health problem put her on some medication and then discontinued it a couple of years latter. Her symptoms have progressed to the stage where co-ordination has gone, speech is difficult , memory is very poor. The consultant only carried out an MRI a year ago as her speech was failing and the we had to wait to see a neurologist which we did in set this year and many test later we find out last week that it is A.D. I feel cheated !!!!1 I also feel for my sister but what i carn't cope with is the paranoia she is suffreing i have been told by the consulatant and CPN that it is this. The thing is she sees things/people in the fire around the house on a daily basis and realises they are not real but at night time she is convinced that there is a woman in the house and believes this is not an hallucination. I find this hard because she is aware that she sees things that are not really there. Is anyone else experiencing this if you are can you share you experiences with me.