Mom has had AD for some years but only diagnosed officially about 18 months back. Dad is caring for her and I am proud of all the things he is doing. I'm living over 100 miles away so get down to see them as often as possible but I wish I could do more. It's been hard to get Dad to even think about getting some help but we are slowly getting there. He told me a day or so ago of something that has kept me awake at night. He says Mom has gone into a kind of 'trance' a couple of times in the last few weeks. Its as if she has fallen asleep and he cant awaken her. Her eyes are open during these episodes and they last a minute or so. He hasn't told the doctor yet and I am probably getting on his nerves by asking every time I speak to him now if he has. Has anyone got any idea what this could be? I havent posted on this forum before but have read many messages which have been so helpful... thank you to everyone.