Well, my Mum`s suffering came to an end last Thursday after a sudden decline in the last month. She was diagnosed 6/7 yrs ago. It was very sad to see her in such a poorly state at the end but a blessing to know it`s over. Dad has cared for her throughout, at home, and now faces his own struggle without her. His whole life has been devoted to looking after her and has to fill the enormous emptiness he will feel for quite some time I suspect. Thanks for these pages. I havn`t often written but have read often and everyone`s comments have been interesting, helpful and comforting. We have come to the end of our journey and I wish everyone well for theirs.