My mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s over two years ago. She was prescribed Donepezil and I believe there was some improvement in her general well being , she was less anxious and more able to come to terms with the sudden death of my father which I think was a catalyst in her memory loss. Mum’s main issue has always been her ability to communicate. If she is stressed, she loses her words complete. She struggles to read and write ( she was an administrator for many years and an avid reader, so this is a real blow ) and she can not hold telephone conversations or understand answer machine messages. I live 300 miles away and visit regularly (6 weeks 0r so) and I have poa for finance and health/ welfare which we organised straight after dad passed away. So I manage all the bills, bank accounts and financial affairs. I also do on line shopping for her and arrange appointments or any work that needs doing on the house ( boiler services and the like) . I’m just wondering if anyone else is in a similar situation , people seem genuinely shocked that mum has no family near by to help but I can’t be the only one in this situation. Mum still lives on her own but as time goes on this is getting less viable. It would just be good to know we are not in an unique situation.