I am 42 years and live with my parents. My mother was diagnosed with AD about 2 years ago. She has a major speech impediment and that really frustrates her. During the day she is crying because she cannot express herself. At the same time she refuses to get bathed etc (my father is the major carer for my mother). I come from Malta and our island does not provide any kind of group where people get together often and share their problems. Although we have the MDS (Malta Dementia Society : http://www.maltadementiasociety.org.mt) it is still in its infancy. My mother shall be undergoing in 6 weeks time some further tests at a specialised hospital for Geriatrics and maybe the medical staff can provide some further assistance to our daily ordeals and dilemmas. In these tests we can know how the disease has progressed and other relevant information. I hope that maybe some kind of therapy will be available. I have ordered a book from Amazon.co.uk regarding AD and maybe it can help us how to deal with my mother's sickness. However I appreciate if someone who help me how to deal with my mother when she is: a) crying b) behaving in paranoia c) refusing to get bathed etc. AD is one of the most cruel diseases I ever met however as a Christian (Roman Catholic) I believe that such pain has great merit if addressed to proper channels and this gives me peace and hope. Thanks. David.