My first note, only joined up this afternoon although I have subscribed to AS for a few months now. MY lovely wife Linda was officially dianosed with AD about Christmas 2005 she is just 55, I am 52 and our two devastated daughters are 24 and 20. It has taken about four years for the official dianosis it has gone from Epilepsy to depression to stress back to Epilepsy coupled with AD. Linda lives at home and we now have a full time carer who looks after my wife very well. Uptil April I was looking after Linda and holding down my full time job but I promised Linda that I would never her let her go away - this is something that she worries about all of the time. Linda was a school teacher until about 18 months ago, now she is unable to open a birthday card, and it breaks my heart. Linda is always saying this is not fair on you, you are going to have to send me away somewhere even though I know that this is her worst nightmare. She takes Epilim (for the epilepsy), antidepressents, sleeping pills and Ryminal this all seems to be working well we are now going to introduce Ebixa to help her with her coordination. I just feel right now that any more bad news from anywhere would push me over the edge and I need to be strong for Linda and my two girls. It's really tough.