Hello all, This is my first post on this forum. My mum died earlier this year after contracting pneumonia, she was very poorly in hospital and I was with her when she died (Which was quite traumatic in itself). She'd had Alzheimers for about 5 or 6 years and had spent the last couple of years in a home, after my dad was unable to cope. The whole experience was extremely upsetting, as you will all know. My lovely, calm, mild mannered mum became a violent, unhappy and angry person - from trying to hurt my dad physically to saying some awful things, I remember her screaming at me that she wasn't my mother! As many of you will understand, things got stressful within the family too and relationships were put under strain among my siblings. I find now, a few months on, that I still try and keep away from them, and minimise contact. I felt really upset after the funeral and sometimes I feel totally exhausted and drained - I think this symptom concerns me the most as I'm usually busy and active. I can feel ok for a while and then I'll have a week when I need to just lay down in the afternoon and rest my body. I do have a young child too and husband so quite a busy lifestyle. Does anyone else feel the tiredness and emotional stress? It is only a few months since mum died but I wonder if talknig to someone would help, although I'm worried that if I start talking about it, I'll cry and never stop! Any experiences would be welcomed. Many thanks!