My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimers yesterday and it all feels a bit unreal. I don't know anything about the condition and don't know what to expect. At the moment it seems to be just his short term memory that's affected, things like forgetting why he came into the kitchen or where he's put things. Also just general confusion, i say something to him and he forgets a minute later, i can see the vacant expression when i speak to him and have to slow down and break things into 'bite size' chunks so to speak. I admit to feeling very sorry for myself at the moment, my son was diagnosed as Bi-Polar 12 months ago and that has been hard so this has just left me feeling as though i have nothing but worry and heartache to look forward to for the foreseeable future...pathetic / selfish i know but i just feel so very very sad.