Hi all (this is my first post), While watching the ITV drama "Dad", i found myself feeling increasingly sad and teary as the family's situation reminded me a lot of my grandmother who was diagnosed with alzheimers about a year ago. The thing is, at first i thought that we were all dealing with it very well and as a family, we would often laugh and make jokes out of her little mix ups; however, i have noticed that it is taking its toll on my father, especially when she cannot remember who he is (which is most of the time). Although i try to rationalise what is happening by saying that in my eyes the grandmother we always knew and loved has in fact spiritually gone to heaven along with our memories and good times, my father is unable to see it like this and although he does not physically show his sadness, i know that he is hurting. All in all, the point of my post is that i have no idea whatsoever of how to deal with alzheimers nor do i know anything about it (such as is it cureable?). It was when i burst into tears this evening longing for somebody to talk to, someone who is going through a similar thing that i searched and stumbled upon this website. I would be so grateful if anybody could please help me by offering me some advice or by sharing an anecdote. Thank you, Jade.