When my OH went into a nursing home a male visitor made a comment. He said he had noticed that wives of Alzheimer's sufferers who spent long hours with their husbands more often than not develop it themselves. I thought thanks for that mate, but dismissed it at the time. I usually visit my husband two hours daily to help feed him and sometimes I think that I too am going down that path. Maybe it's just the worry and stress we have gone through, but it does make me wonder. Nevertheless, I will still go daily as he still knows me although is not always sure I am his wife. In fact he told me this week that my boyfriend had been in to see him. Fortunately he is now going through a settled stage and seems comfortable with his life in a very caring environment. You wonder how long life goes on like this, but I am told there are no two people alike. One resident has been there nine years and his daughter too visits daily. At that rate I would be in my mid eighties myself.