Hello...I'm a new member. Sadly I lost my Mum a few months ago to Alzheimers. She had lived with us for 14 years after my Dad's death, & was diagnosed in 1993. We nursed her at home & in 2000 she was found a nursing home placement. Her Alzheimers was defined as multi-infarct dementia & progressed down several avenues. After one particularly nasty head injury resulting from a fall she became very aggressive & this was followed by her becoming extremely noisy day & night. I visited her each evening in the home, getting her ready for bed etc - as I had when she was with us - & just chatting. It was a very odd form of conversation that I don't know who was more distressed about - her or me. Mum had another fall the day before her 85th b/day, breaking her hip which required surgery, & whilst in hospital the nursing home decided that she wouldn't be allowed back because of her disruptiveness. She stayed in the General hospital for 5 months & was then transferred to our local community hospital bacause there were no other nursing homes available, where she stayed another 5 months before she passed away. Her Alzheimers got progressively worse & worse whilst she was hospitalised & I became the only person she would take food & liquid from on my nightly visits - but of course 1 meal & 1 drink a day were not enough. I pleaded with the doctor to establish PEG feeding but they wouldn't hear of it. My Mother died solely from Alzheimers - that wretched disease that destroys loved ones & breaks your heart. If anyone would like to chat - please do.