Hi I am new to all this. i lost my mum Dec 31 2006 after 5 years. I am finding it hard to cope to be honest. My mum was just 69 when she died. I am 31. The sadest part for me is that she never really knew her grandchildren(I have boys aged 2 and 4). She longed for grandchildren but by the time she got them the disease had well and truly taken hold. Worst of all is mum went in to care about 2 years ago, my dad started to see another woman about a year ago and has now moved a fair way away from me and my children to live with her, Dont get me wrong, I think its great he can be happy but feel so incredably alone and lost. I feel like i have been totally abandoned and that my children dont really have any family. My other half is supportive but has never lost a parent, and the same is true of my friends. I miss my mum so much.