Hi Everyone I just wanted to say hello really and introduce myself. I'm Lisa and my mother in law has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Although it wasn't a shock, it was still pretty devastating to hear the actual words. Although my husband is one of 6 children, unfortunately there is only him and one sister who "bother" with there mum and while we live a 2 minute drive from her, my sister in law lives 250 miles away. So, my husband and I are basically on our own. I do however have a good family of my own, all of whom are more than willing to help us share the load. As I would imagine, we all have good days and bad days and on my bad days I just feel so sad. Sad for the future and what I know is still to come. I don't know whether it's a good thing or bad, but I have a background in care and currently work with people with alcohol related dementia. Is it good that I know what s to come or is my husband and sister in law the lucky ones who have no idea of what's round the corner. Sad for my children, especially for my youngest who is 9. Both my kids have a wonderful relationship with their nan and for the last 18 yrs she has all but raised them with me while I worked. My son who is 18, I feel, has the better memories, all of which, so far are good ones. My daughter though, I just feel that her whole relationship and memories with her nan is about to change and be completely different to her brothers. Then I see how understanding and kind my kids are to their nan and that makes me feel so proud yet heartbroken that they are going to have to go through this. Anyway,I'm starting to ramble now lol. I guess I just wanted to say hi and that I look forward to getting to know you all a bit better.